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Tikhon of Zadonsk, Saint
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(1724, Korotsk, Novgo­rod region – Aug 13, 1783, Zadonsk), one of the most important 18th-century Russian hierarchs. The son of a church sexton, he was baptized Timofey. He attended the seminary at the court of the bishop in Novgorod, and after being tonsured as a monk in 1758 he took the name Tikhon and served as the bishop’s prefect. In 1759 he was called to the seminary in Tver as professor of theology; soon he was made its rector. Consecrated “bishop of Keksholm and Ladoga” in 1761, he served as suffragan bishop of Novgorod. In 1763 b…

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Oswalt, Julia, “Tikhon of Zadonsk, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026078>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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