Source: The Orthodox Church in America
Dallas, TX, June 9, 2016
His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and other members of
the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in
America will gather at Saint Seraphim Cathedral here for
the Enthronement of His Grace, Bishop Alexander as the
second ruling Bishop of Dallas and the South on Friday and
Saturday, June 10-11, 2016.
The two-day celebration will open on Friday, June 10, with
a reception for clergy and their wives at the cathedral at
4:30 p.m. Vespers will be celebrated at 6:00 p.m. A
reception will follow at 7:00 p.m.
On Saturday, June 11, the greeting and vesting of
Metropolitan Tikhon will commence at 9:00 a.m., followed
by the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and Rite of
Enthronement at 9:30 a.m. A banquet will begin at noon.
Bishop Alexander also will preside at the Divine Liturgy
at the cathedral on Sunday, June 12.
Canonically elected by the Holy Synod of Bishops of the
Orthodox Church in America during their Spring Session on
March 29, 2016, Bishop Alexander succeeds His Eminence,
Archbishop Dmitri, who in retirement fell asleep in the
Lord at the age of 87 on August 28, 2011.
In related news, Bishop Alexander will preside at the 37th
Annual Assembly of the Diocese of the South, slated to be
held in Wilmington, NC July 26-29. Detailed registration and related
information is available on-line.