Met. Tikhon now relieved of locum tenancy of Diocese of E. Pa.; Bp Melchisedek now locum tenens there.
His Beatitude, the Most Blessed '''Tikhon (Mollard) of Washington''' was elected [[primate]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]] (OCA) at the 17th [[All-American Council]]. His title is "Archbishop of [[Diocese of Washington (OCA)|Washington]], Metropolitan of All America and Canada
, [[Locum tenens]] of the [[Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania (OCA)|Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania]]".
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]]).