On Thursday, March 28, 2013 the St. Tikhon’s Community was blessed with a visit from His Grace Nicholas (Ozone), auxiliary bishop for Brooklyn, and assistant to His Eminence Philip, archbishop of New York and metropolitan of All North America of the Antiochian Archdiocese.
His Grace Bishop Nicholas spoke to the entire student body and encouraged them towards diligence in their fasting efforts during this Lenten season. He added “There are some places you will go where their leaders will tell them to only give up chocolate or television. This is a great disservice. The majority of us are not called to be monastic, but we are all called to be ascetical.”
After the lunchtime lecture His Grace met individually with each of the students from the Antiochian Archdiocese.