Diocesan Leadership

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The Most Reverend Archbishop

Alexander [Golitzin]

of Dallas and the South

St. Tikhon is a parish of the Diocese of the South of the Orthodox Church in America. Our ruling bishop, the Most Reverend Archbishop Alexander [Golitzin] of Dallas and the South, has served as our parish’s archpastor since Great Lent of 2016. It is under Archbishop Alexander’s direction and blessing that the clergy of St. Tikhon serve and it is to him that they are accountable.

“See that you all follow the bishop, even as Jesus Christ does the Father, and the presbytery as you would the apostles; and reverence the deacons, as being the institution of God. Let no man do anything connected with the Church without the bishop. Let that be deemed a proper Eucharist, which is administered either by the bishop, or by one to whom he has entrusted it. Wherever the bishop shall appear, there let the multitude of the people also be; even as wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church.” —St. Ignatius of Antioch, c. AD115, Smyrnaeans, Ch 8


The Most Blessed Metropolitan Tikhon

Archbishop of Washington & Metropolitan of All America and Canada

His Eminence, Archbishop Alexander, sits on the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America, under the chairmanship of the Most Blessed Metropolitan Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington & Metropolitan of All America and Canada. Metropolitan Tikhon has served as primate of the Orthodox Church in America since fall of 2012. Metropolitan Tikhon has the task not only of serving as the ruling bishop of the capital of the USA, but also of coordinating the work of the dioceses in accordance with the canons of the Church and representing the OCA both at home and abroad.

It is the special task of the primate (metropolitan) to maintain Communion of our local church with the other Orthodox churches around the world.



Fr. Seth Earl

Parish Priest

Fr Seth and his wife Presbytera Stephanie are Atlanta natives and have been serving in some capacity at St Tikhon since 2017. In June of 2018 he has been the Priest-in-Charge. He can be reached below:




Fr Jonas Worsham

Attached Priest, Retired 

Fr Jonas is one of the former priests at the St Tikhon Mission. He is still attached, retired, and living in Chattanooga. He and his wife own and operate the local Bluegrass Grill.