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Saint Tikhon of Moscow: Instructions & Teachings for the American Orthodox Faithful (1898-1907)
“St. Tikhon of Moscow is the father of the contemporary Orthodox Church of America: his vision, his love, and his hope. By deeply embracing his words, we will enter into his vision which was inspired from above and through his words and instructions we will be empowered to find our salvation in our modern world.” – Archimandrite Sergius, Abbot of St. Tikhon’s Monastery
St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press is pleased to introduce its most recent title, St. Tikhon of Moscow: Instructions & Teachings for the American Orthodox Faithful (1898-1907).
This volume of St. Tikhon’s sermons and other writings, newly translated and edited by Alex Maximov and David C. Ford, provides English-speaking readers access to the words of a figure of towering importance for the Orthodox Church both in America and in Russia. Born Vasilii Ivanovich Bellavin (1865–1925), St. Tikhon was bishop of the Orthodox Church in North America from the end of 1898 until the spring of 1907, longer than any bishop between the establishment of the diocese in 1870 and the Russian Revolution.
“These words and sermons represent in a way the archpastoral diary of Vladyka, in which the main aspects in the life of the American Orthodox Church that the Archpastor paid attention to are indicated. Re-reading these Instructions and Teachings of His Holiness to the American flock, the pastors and those in their care, the reader involuntarily is present amidst the flow of life in the American Church, enters the many-sidedness of its parts, recalls its distant past, contemplates what was contemporary for the hierarch, and detects similarities or differences between what took place then and what exists in its present life.” – from the original editor
About the Translators / Editors
Alex Maximov is an independent scholar, and member of the parish of the Monastery Church of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk, South Canaan, PA. Dr. David C. Ford is Professor of Church History, St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Seminary, South Canaan, PA.
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