Office of Morals, Doctrine and Spirituality
November 14, 2012
The Holy Synod of the Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide (ŒCOCW) and faithful sends heartfelt congratulations to His Beatitude +TIKHON, elected as Archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of all America and Canada, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America.
The Holy Synod of the ŒCOCW and the Old Catholic Orthodox Church (OCOC) recognizes the exemplary leadership role that the Orthodox Church in America demonstrates as a truly American expression of Holy Orthodoxy. Accordingly, the ŒCOCW and OCOC extends prayerful support to His Beatitude +TIKHON as he assumes leadership of a growing and diverse Orthodox jurisdiction faced with many challenges in the modern world.
As an ardent admirer of former Orthodox Church in America Primate +JONAH, +Metropolitan Scholarios-Gennadius III, OSB looks to His Eminence +TIKHON to continue the strong leadership of an Orthodox jurisdiction truly rooted in American culture with the potential of making Holy Orthodoxy a true American religious choice.
Axios, Axios, Axios
The Holy Synod,
+Metropolitan Scholarios-Gennadius III, OSB
Œcumenical Canonical Orthodox Church Worldwide©
Old Catholic Orthodox Church©