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four pillars

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, introduces his guiding framework for Church—Of What Life Do We Speak: Four Pillars for the Fulfillment of the Apostolic Work of the Church—and its newly released companion Study Guide in a newly released video now accessible on the website of the Orthodox Church in America.

In the video, released on March 2, 2019, Metropolitan Tikhon extends an invitation to all faithful, “independently or collectively, to reflect on the vision and the enduring goals that are proposed in the Four Pillars,” building upon “the experience of our beloved saints and forebearers [while] examining ourselves honestly with respect to both the successes and challenges of the past.”  He concludes by calling for self examination, especially during the coming season of Great Lent, in a collective effort to address “the work that lies ahead.”

Of What Life Do We Speak made its debut at the 19th All-American Council in July 2018, and has since been well received by parishes, in educational classes and programs, and for individual study.