6 July: The Street of St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow may arise in New York
2015 is the ninetieth anniversary of St. Tikhon’s repose.
His ministry was inextricably linked to North America: in 1898 he headed the Diocese of Aleutian Islands and Alaska, and on that time the clergymen of this Diocese provided the pastoral nourishment for the all Orthodox believers of America. At the same time the episcopal cathedra was moved to New York and having the title “of Aleutian Islands and of North America” the future Patriarch carried his ministry on the American continent for next eight years. Thanking to his labors a numerous parishes were founded in USA and Canada, a beautiful churches were built, and most of them exists even today. Also the Holy Hierarch initiated translation of main liturgical books into English; he opened the Seminary and built St. Nikolaos Cathedral on 97th Street of New York.
The initiative to rename that particular street to honor of St. Patriarch Tikhon was inspired by Research historical society of Russian compatriots “Northern Cross”. That idea was supported by the believers of Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, of Orthodox Church of America and by Patriarch’s parishes.
Also that initiative was blessed by First Hierarch of ROCOR, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York Hilarion.