Project Tikhvin
Restoring the hearts of man

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June 21-July16, 2016

The monastery of the Entrance of the Most Holy Mother of God has stood near the banks of the Tikhvinka River since the 14th century. This place was chosen by the Mother of God Herself as a resting place for the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God, painted by the Holy Evangelist Luke. The monastery has seen invasions, battles, civil upheavals and closure by the godless in our last century. The present cathedral was built by Tsar Ivan the Terrible.

Project Tikhvin has taken up the task of providing the youth of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad the opportunity to journey to Tikhvin to assist in restoring this ancient and holy place. The Project is charged with raising the necessary funds to enable this restoration. All those who work with this project do so on a purely voluntary basis and receive no salary.

The Project is blessed by His Eminnence Metropolitan Hilarion, the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. It is administered by the St. Seraphim Camp.


The belltower of the ruined monastery under restoration. The tower houses the church of the Great Martyr Catherine above the gates.