NEW YORK: March 27, 2017
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York Receives Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk
On Thursday, March 23, 2017, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York received His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, at the residence of the Synod of Bishops in New York City. Participating in the meeting were His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Protopriest Serafim Gan, Chancellor of the Synod of Bishops, Protopriest Alexandre Antchoutine, Rector of Intercession Church in Glen Cove, NY, and Hegumen Nikodim (Balyasnikov) of St Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York.
Discussed at the meeting was the organization of celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion between the Russian Orthodox Church and ROCOR. A joint conference of clergymen of the Eastern American Diocese and the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA will be held in October of this year. Other matters relating to parish life were likewise discussed.