On Sunday, December 9, Metropolitan Tikhon delivered the keynote address at a symposium on the life of the Orthodox Church in America. Read more below
On Sunday evening the Orthodox Church in America, in conjunction with Saint Tikhon University in Moscow (link), hosted a symposium on the life of the Orthodox Church in America at the historic Diocesan House. Metropolitan Tikhon gave a key-note address titled “The Apostolic Work of the Church in North America”. Metropolitan Tikhon’s address was responded to by Archimandrite Andrei, Bishop-elect of Cleveland, and Igumen Joseph (Kryukov), Abbot of the Representation Church in Moscow of the Holy Transfiguration Valaam Monastery.
The Diocesan House is the location where the All Russian Council of 1917 began its work under the chairmanship of the newly elevated Metropolitan Tikhon of Moscow. It was at this council that the Patriarchate was restored and Metropolitan Tikhon of Moscow was elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus. The work of the council lasted over a year, with the majority of the sessions being convened in the main hall where the symposium took place.
Before the start of the symposium, Metropolitan Tikhon was given a tour of the house, and the museum dedicated to the 1917-1918 Council. Among the collection are a series of portrait drawings of Saint Tikhon that were made during the time of the council. Read more here.