Sunday, February 20, 2011

In Memoriam: Bishop Tikhon of Kremenchuk

The funeral of Bishop Tikhon (Zhylyakov) of Kremenchuk and Lubens'kiy of the autonomous Ukrainian Orthodox Church was served today in Kremenchuk's Holy Dormition Cathedral by Archbishop Yefrem (Kytsay) of Kryvoriz and Nikopol' and Bishop Yevlogiy of Sumy and Okhtyrka. Vladyka Tikhon, who was 42-years old at the time of his repose, was ordained a deacon in 1992 and a priest in 1993. Following his consecration to the episcopacy in 2009 he served the Eparchy of Kremenchuk in central Ukraine.

Following the conclusion of today's funeral services Bishop Tikhon was buried under the altar of his cathedral. May his memory be eternal! Вечная память! More on his life and funeral can be found here.

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