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Tikhon of Zadonsk

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[[Image:Tikhon of Zadonsk.jpg|thumb|right|Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk]]Our father among the saints '''Tikhon of Zadonsk''' (1724-1783) was born in the village of Korotsk, in the [[Novgorod]] region, Russia. He received the [[monasticism|monastic ]] habit at the age of thirty-four. He was later [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated ]] Bishop of Voronezh. He served as [[bishop]] for a little under seven years and retired to the [[monastery]] of Zadonsk and lived there until he died. His [[relics]] were kept there and due to the reports of the many miracles that occurred near his relic he was made a [[saint ]] by the [[Church of Russia|Russian Orthodox Church]] in 1861.
He is remembered by many as the "Russian [[John Chrysostom|Chrysostom]]." His [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[August 13]]. The first opening of the [[relics]] of St Tikhon of Zadonsk is Commemorated commemorated on [[May 14]]
:Thus Christ calls us to Himself, promising sweet rest for our souls. Like He would say to us: "Oh, pity poor and tired of worldliness’s, you got enough jaded by your thoughts, plans, and hopes and world worries and sadness. Nowhere you will find true rest and happiness but Me. Wherever you turn to, you will not find the real avail. Besides Me, the poverty and evil is encountered everywhere. The wealth, honor, glory and delights of this world that you are looking for, bring more pressure than comfort, more weariness than rest.
:Are you searching for good? Everything good is with Me and is coming from Me.:Looking for happiness? There is nowhere besides Me.:Searching for beauty? What is more beautiful than Me, and besides Me?:Searching nobility? Who is nobler than the Son of God?:Search for higher things? What is higher than the kingdom of heaven?:Searching the glory? Who is more famous glorious than me?:Searching wealth? In Me and My hand are all the lasting riches.:Searching for [[Holy Wisdom|wisdom]]? I am the wisdom of God.:Looking for friendship? Who is more pleasant and more loving than Me that I put My soul for all?:Searching for help and protection? Who will help and will preserve, if not Me?:Searching for a doctor? Who will heal if not I, doctor of souls and bodies?:Search rejoicing, exultation and joy? Who will enchant and delight you, if not I?:Looking for peace and serenity? I am your soul’s rest and peace and you will not find them besides Me.:Do you want light? I am the Light of the world and whoever follows me will never walk in dark.:Do you want to come to God; do you want to not be deluded and not to get lost; do you want not to die and to live forever? I am the Way, Truth and Life.:Don’t you dare to approach me? Who can be easier to approach? I call you all and I welcome you: come to Me.:Are you afraid to ask? Who called Me with faith and I have not given?:Sin stops you to come to Me? For the sinners I put My soul.:The multitude of sins is upsetting you? My mercy overwhelms all the sins of the world.
“''Come to Me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest!''"  {{start box}}{{succession|before=?|title=Bishop of Keksgolma<br>vicar of Novgorod Eparchy|years= 1761-1763|after=?}}{{succession|before=?|title=Bishop of Voronezh|years= 1763-1767|after=?}}{{end box}}
==External link==
[[Category:Bishops of Voronezh]]
[[Category:18th-century bishops]]
[[Category:Russian Saints]]
[[Category:18th-century saints]]

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