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Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow
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Saint Tikhon of Moscow
Confessor, Patriarch of Moscow, Apostle to America
Born January 31, 1865(1865-01-31), Toropets, Russia
Died April 7, 1925(1925-04-07) (aged 60), Moscow, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Venerated in Eastern Orthodoxy
Anglican Communion
Canonized 1 November [O.S. 19 October] 1981, New York City by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia
9 October [O.S. 26 September] 1989, Moscow by the Moscow Patriarchate
Major shrine Donskoy Monastery, Moscow
Feast 7 April [O.S. 25 March] (Repose)
9 October [O.S. 26 September] (Glorification)

Saint Tikhon of Moscow was a patriarch of Moscow in the beginning of the Soviet Union. His name, before he became a saint, was Vasily Ivanovich Bellavin(Russian: Василий Иванович Беллавин). He was canonized by the Synod of Bishops. It is possible that the character of the elder Zosimov in the Russian novel The Brothers Karamazov was influenced by him.