At the invitation of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon attended a meeting with His Grace Bishop Metodije of Diokleia, Vicar of Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro.
During the meeting, Metropolitan Tikhon had the opportunity to hear about the situation of the Orthodox Church in Montenegro and to personally express the support of the Orthodox Church in America for His Holiness Patriarch Irinej and the Metropolis of Montenegro of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Also in attendance at the meeting were His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Serbian Diocese of Eastern America, Archpriest Alexander Rentel, Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, Archpriest Mihaelo Backovich from the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro and Priest Nicholas Kazarian, Ecumenical Affairs Officer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.
On January 14, 2020 Metropolitan Tikhon addressed a letter of support to Patriarch Irinej. In that letter, Metropolitan Tikhon said, “We wish to make it clear to you and your beloved flock that the Orthodox Church in America prays for, supports, and maintains communion with the Metropolis of Montenegro of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and that the Orthodox Church in America does not recognize as canonical the so-called “Montenegrin Orthodox Church” nor its “clergy” headed by the defrocked Miraš Dedeić.”