Timofey Vasilievich Voinov was born on [[February 21]], 1655 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. He joined the Annunciation Monastery in Nizhny Novgorod, and on [[April 8]], 1677, he was [[tonsure]]d a [[monk]] with the name Tikhon. He was soon [[ordination|ordained]] a [[Deacon|hierodeacon]]. On [[July 3]], 1679, the future Patriarch [[Adrian of Moscow|Adrian]] took Dcn. Tikhon with him to Moscow where he was appointed to the post of sacristan while Adrian was at the [[Chudov Monastery]] of Moscow. On [[February 20]], 1692, Dcn. Tikhon was ordained to the [[priest]]hood as a [[Presbyter|hieromonk]].
Later that year Fr. Tikhon was raised to the dignity of [[archimandrite]] of Novospassky (New Savior) Monastery in Moscow . On February 20, 1692, Archim. Tikhon was elected to the [[episcopate]] and [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] Metropolitan of Sarsk and Podonsk. On [[March 21]], 1699, Metr. Tikhon was transferred to Kazan as successor to Metr. [[Markell of Kazan|Markell]] who had died during the latter part of the previous year. Late in his episcopate, the Slavonic - Latin school was founded at the Bishop’s House in Kazan in 1723. The Slavonic - Latin school would become the Kazan Theological [[Seminary]] in 1732 and, after several "false" starts, the Kazan Theological Academy in 1842.
Metr. Tikhon reposed on [[March 23]], 1724.