BISHOP TIKHON RETURNS

FROM HIS TOUR OF THE EAST

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Dedicated New Church Built to Replace One Swept Away by the Flood at Galveston.

Lays Cornerstone of Edifice in New York.

The Most Reverend Tikhon, Bishop of the Orthodox Greek-Russian Church of North America, arrived in San Francisco last evening on the overland from the East, after an extended tour of the country, visiting the churches under his jurisdiction. He has been absent from the city about two months, and during this time has traveled many thousand miles. On his arrival last evening he went directly to his residence at 1715 Powell street.

In an interview Bishop Tikhon said that on leaving here he first went to Galveston, Tex., where the new Russian church, built to replace the old edifice, which was swept in the disastrous flood of last year, was dedicated. The services were most impressive and thousands turned out to witness the ceremony of the consecration of the new edifice. From Galveston the Bishop went to New York, where he laid a corner stone of a new in that city. This church will be a magnificent and massive structure when completed.

After leaving New York Bishop Tikhon visited Minneapolis, where he presided as the judge at the examination of the students at the Russian Theological College. From Minneapolis Bishop Tikhon visited Pittsburgh and opened the convention of the Union Orthodox Brotherhood.

Special services will be held at 10 o’clock this morning at the Russian church, 1715 Powell, in honor of the safe return of the Bishop. The services will be conducted in Russian, Slavonian and Greek. The sermon will be preached in English.

The San Francisco Call, Sunday, June 16, 1901, p. 32.

Reprinted in the Holy Trinity Cathedral LIFE, Vol. 1, No. 10, June 1994.