On the Triumph of Orthodoxy

by St. Tikhon of Moscow “We live surrounded by people of alien creeds; in the sea of other religions, our church is a small island of salvation, towards which swim some of the people,plunged in the sea of life … But who is to work for the spread of the Orthodox faith, for the increase […]

“Here We Cannot Boast…”

by St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow, Enlightener of North America “Here we cannot boast of great numbers, neither of renown, nor of wealth, nor of learning–all that is valued in this world. We are strong here only in one thing- in possessing the True Orthodox Faith, and that not of yourselves; it is a gift […]

Sermon on the Sunday of Orthodoxy

St. Tikhon, the holy New-Confessor, Patriarch of Moscow and Enlightener of North America, began his episcopal service as bishop of the Aleutian Islands and North America from 1898-1907. His missionary zeal was nothing short of extraordinary, not only in its obvious presence in his own life and actions, and those of the clergy under his […]

Farewell Sermon of St. Tikhon of Moscow

by St. Tikhon of Moscow Our father among the saints Tikhon of Moscow, Enlightener of North America, was Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. While in America, he established his cathedral in New York City, and presided over a vast archdiocese, encouraging and authorizing many publications in the English language. Among these, he encouraged the […]