Ukrainian Orthodox Church
On July 9, celebration of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God, the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Volodymyr of Kyiv and All Ukraine celebrated the 46-th anniversary of his consecration.
On this day, His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Panteleimon of the convent of Theophany in Kyiv.
Concelebrating to His Beatitude were the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv and clergymen of the diocese.
During the Lesser Entrance, His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr elevated Archbishop Phillip of Poltava and Mirgorod to the rank of Metropolitan and elevated Bishop Joasaph of Kirovohrad and Novomirgorod to the rank of Archbishop on the occasion of 20th anniversary of the primatial ministry of His Beatitude and to mark the services to the Church
At the end of the service Archbishop congratulated the clergy and laity on the occasion of the feast of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God.
REFERENCE: On June 23, 1966, Patriarch Alexy I of Moscow and All Russia and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church nominated Archimandrite Volodymyr (Sabodanu) as Bishop of Zvenigorod, Vicar of the Moscow diocese, and endowed him to act as a representative of the Russian Orthodox Church to the World Council of Churches.
On July 9, 1966, remembrance of the icon of Our Lady of Tikhvin, at the Dormition Cathedral of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra Metropolitan Pimen (Izvekov)of Krutitsy and Kolomna, later Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, conducted the ceremony of consecration of Archimandrite Vladimir ordination as bishops (Sabodan).