Additional information concerning the Enthronement of Metropolitan Tikhon

As previously announced, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, will be enthroned as the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Washington, DC, on the weekend of January 26-27, 2013.

On Saturday, January 26, the Vigil will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m. The following morning, January 27, the Divine Liturgy, followed by the Rite of Enthronement, will begin at 9:00 a.m. Members of the OCA Holy Synod of Bishops will be joined at the Divine Liturgy by guest hierarchs.

Prof. David Drillock, chair of the OCA Department of Liturgical Music and Translations, will direct a combined choir that will include members of the cathedral choir and singers from other parishes throughout the region.  A rehearsal will be held at the cathedral on Saturday, January 26, at 2:30 p.m.  All singers are warmly invited to participate.

All Orthodox Christian clergy are invited to serve at the enthronement Liturgy on Sunday, January 27.  Clergy are asked to bring gold vestments and assemble in the cathedral annex at 8:00 a.m.  Those clergy who plan to be present are asked to contact Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) in advance so that appropriate plans may be made.

Detailed information on the enthronement, banquet and lodging may be found here.