NEW YORK: 10 February 2022
The Synodal Residence of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad is visited by a pilgrim delegation from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church
On Wednesday, 9 February, 2022, a pilgrim delegation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, headed by His Grace Bishop Viktor of Baryshevka and His Grace Bishop Dionysy of Pereyaslavl’-Khmel’nitsky, visited the Synodal Residence of the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia in New York. They were greeted by His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, who showed them the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign,” St Sergiuis Chapel and their sacred items.
Venerating the holy icons, the delegation was given a tour of the administrative center of the Russian Church Abroad, after which the hierarchs, clergy and pilgrims met at Bishop Nicholas’ office. During their warm and friendly conversation, Vladyka Viktor and Vladyka Dionysy and their companions shared their impressions of the parishes of the Church Abroad in San Francisco, CA, Cleveland, OH, and Pompano Beach, FL, where they had the opportunity to celebrate Divine Liturgy and spend time with the local clergy and worshipers. After sharing gifts, Vladyka Nicholas asked the visiting hierarchs to relay a deep bow to His Beatitude Metropolitan Onouphry of Kiev and All Ukraine from the First Hierarch, asking for his holy prayers and extending their best wishes for Heavenly aid in his very difficult service.