On Sunday, November 18, 2012, His All-Holiness presided over the ordination of the newly-elected Metropolitan Athenagoras of Kydonion together with Metropolitans Geron Apostolos of Derkoi, Kyrillos of Imvros and Tenedos, Apostolos of Militi, Ireneos of Myriophyton and Peristasis, Emmanuel of France, Andreas of Arkalohori, George of Thebes, and Stephanos of Kallioupolis and Madytos at the Patriarchal Church of St. George. Among those in attendance was His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece. A reception followed at the Patriarchal Hall.
On Monday, November 12, 2012, Grand Homilist Bessarion presided over the Vespers Service on the occasion of the Feast of St. John Chrysostom together with Deacons Paisios and Gregory at the Patriarchal Church of St. George. His All-Holiness was is attendance as well as a number of bishops from Russia and pilgrims from Istanbul and Greece.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill officiates at the celebration of the 20th anniversary of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University22. November 2012 - 11:16
The 20th anniversary of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Humanitarian University was celebrated at the Hall of Church Councils of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in the evening of 18 November 2012.
In the month of November the Serbian Western Diocese had an honor of hosting one of the most renowned Orthodox theologians and philosophers of our time, professor Christo Yannaras from Athens, Greece, author of more than 50 books and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens.
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, who arrived in Jerusalem on Friday, was accompanied by a solemn procession of clerics and laypeople on his way from the Jaffa Gate to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre inside the Old City.
Archbishop Tikhon of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania has been elected as the new Primate of the Orthodox Church in America (Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All-America and Canada). He was elected by the All-American Council which is the highest legislative and administrative authority of OCA.
After receiving his Master of Divinity degree from Saint Tikhon Seminary in 1993, he was appointed instructor in Old Testament at Saint Tikhon Seminary. He continues to serve as Senior Lecturer in Old Testament, teaching Master level courses in the Prophets and the Psalms and Wisdom Literature. He is also an instructor in the seminary’s Extension Studies program, offering courses in the lives of the Old Testament saints, the liturgical use of the Old Testament, and the Old Testament in patristic literature.