Tikhon, appointed as bishop of the Aleutians and Alaska in 1898, returned to Russia in 1907. In 1917, he was elected to the office of Patriarch, an office he held until his death in 1925. The Orthodox Church in America refers to him as St. Tikhon,...
Full face, head and shoulders portrait. Verso:
Tikon Lavrischev [Lavrischeff]
Picture made Vilisoff
Stamp with Russian Orthodox Cross
Prince William Sound & Copper River District, Alaska