On Saturday, January 21, 2023, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon presided at the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, DC. The Archdiocesan clergy and faithful gathered in honor of His Beatitude who will mark the tenth anniversary of his primatial enthronement on Friday, January 27.
Concelebrating with His Beatitude were Archpriest Alexander Rentel, OCA Chancellor, Priest Alessandro Margheritino, OCA Secretary, Archpriest
John Vitko, Archdiocesan Chancellor, Archpriest John Parker, Dean of Saint Tikhon’s Seminary, and several other archdiocesan clergy, including Archpriest John Parsells from Christ the Savior in Berlin, MD, who was accompanied by his family and parishioners who made the long trip for this historic occasion.
Before the Divine Liturgy, during which the Archdiocesan Choir led by Juliana Woodill sung responses, His Beatitude ordained Reader Alexander Woodill to the subdiaconate. Following the service, a lunch was served in His Beatitude’s honor. May God grant His Beatitude many blessed years!