At the invitation of His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon visited the Diocese of the West during the first weekend of Great Lent.
On Friday evening, March 15, 2019, Metropolitan Tikhon prayed at the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at San Francisco’s historic Holy Trinity Cathedral, where he was warmly welcomed by Archbishop Benjamin; His Grace, Bishop Daniel of Santa Rosa; and Archpriest Kirill Sokolov, Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral.
The following morning—Saturday, March 16—Metropolitan Tikhon visited Saint Nicholas Church, San Anselmo, CA, where he was welcomed by Archpriest Stephen Meholick and the faithful. That evening, he served the All-Night Vigil at the parish.
Metropolitan Tikhon concelebrated the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, March 17—the Sunday of Orthodoxy—with Archbishop Benjamin, Bishop Daniel and the parish’s rector, Archpriest Lawrence Margitich at Santa Rosa’s Saint Seraphim of Sarov Cathedral. Later that evening, Metropolitan Tikhon presided at Vespers for the Sunday of Orthodoxy at San Francisco’s Holy Trinity Cathedral. Joining him, as well as Archbishop Benjamin and Bishop Daniel, was His Eminence, Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. Metropolitan Tikhon delivered the homily at the conclusion of the service.
Photo credit: Archpriest Peter Perekrestov and Saint Seraphim Cathedral