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Tikhon (Mollard) of Washington

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Tikhon (Mollard) of Washington
His Eminence Archbishop Beatitude, the Most Blessed '''Tikhon (Mollard) of PhiladelphiaWashington''' was elected [[primate]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]] (OCA) at the 17th [[All-American Council]]. His title is the ruling "Archbishop of [[Diocese of Washington (OCA)|Washington]], Metropolitan of All American and Canada, [[bishopLocum tenens]] of the [[Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania (OCA)|Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania]] in the [[Orthodox Church in America]]"
Bishop Tikhon was born Marc R. Mollard in Boston, Massachusetts on [[July 15]], 1966, the oldest of three children born to Francois and Elizabeth Mollard. After brief periods living in Connecticut, France, and Missouri, he and his family settled in Reading, Pennsylvania, where he graduated from Wyomissing High School in 1984. In 1988 he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Sociology from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, after which he moved to Chicago, where he attended services at Ss. Peter and Paul Church ([[OCA]]).
==External link==
[ Bishop Tikhon installed as ruling hierarch of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania] - OCA Web site.
[ Archbishop Tikhon elected Metropolitan of All America and Canada] - OCA Web site.
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title=Bishop of Philadelphia (OCA)|
years=2005-present |
before=[[Jonah (Paffhausen) of Washington and New York|Jonah (Paffhausen)]]|
title=[[Diocese of Washington (OCA)|Archbishop of Washington]], <br>[[OCA|Metropolitan of All America and Canada (OCA)]]|
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[[Category:Bishops of Washington]]
[[Category:Bishops of Philadelphia]]
[[Category:Bishops of South Canaan]]

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