In December 2002, he was appointed by [[Metropolitan]] Herman to serve as deputy abbot of St. Tikhon's Monastery. Archimandrite Tikhon was consecrated to the episcopacy at the monastery on Saturday, [[February 14]], 2004 by his Beatitude Herman, becoming Bishop of South Canaan.
On [[October 29]], 2005, Bishop Tikhon was officially installed as the ruling [[hierarch]] of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania during [[Divine Liturgy]] at the Saint Stephen Cathedral .
before=[[Herman (Swaiko) of Washington and New York|Herman (Swaiko)]]|
title=Bishop of Philadelphia (OCA)|years=2005-