St Tikhon of Zadonsk


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Russian spiritual writer. In 1761 he was appointed assistant bishop in the Novgorod diocese, and in 1763 Bp. of Voronezh. He resigned in 1767, settling at the Zadonsk monastery in central Russia in 1769. He was much influenced by the West, but possessed a deep understanding of the ascetic and mystical tradition of E. Orthodoxy. Feast day, 13 Aug.

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