On Thursday, January 7, 2021, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon offered the following statement:
“In the aftermath of yesterday’s troubling events in Washington, DC, may we all keep this country and one another in prayer. Let us ask the Lord to grant peace, unity, and hope to all the people of the United States of America. As the Apostle Paul exhorts, ‘Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor’ (Rom 12:9–10).
O Lord Jesus Christ, who have descended into the waters of the Jordan, sanctifying the whole creation and offering us a new life, protect and keep this country. Grant it peace, tranquility, and reconciliation!”