The Most Reverend Archbishop
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. Innocent 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 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.
St. Innocent Parish Council
Jordan Thomae, David Marble, Andrew Ennis, Sarah Andrews, Dena Sue Watts
We, the Parish Council members of St. Innocent Orthodox Church, see ourselves as servants and stewards of the Kingdom of God in our local parish. Our sacred calling is to work for the improvement, both spiritual and temporal, of our parish. As Parish Council Members, we seek to be a forward-looking community that leads by example in our dedication of time and resources, our faithfulness to Christ and His Church, our respect for one another, and our love of God and each other. Out of our strong desire to work for the Lord and the upbuilding of His Church, we commit to being accountable to one another in our pursuit of His holy will.