On Tuesday, January 19, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk led the festal Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Theopahny in St. Nicholas Cathedral in NYC.
On Sunday January 17, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA attended celebrations in the Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Mexico City, Mexico honoring the 50th Anniversary of Episcopal Consecration of Metropolitan Antonio (Chedraoui) of Mexico, Central America and Venezuela (Antiochian Patriarchate).
On Wednesday, January 13, an official Nativity Reception was held in the Consulate of the Russian Federation in New York City, on behalf of Consul General Igor Leonidovich Golubovsky and the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk.
UPDATED On January 6-7, the clergy and faithful of the Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA prayerfully commemorated the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We greet our readers with the radiant exclaimation: Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
It is with a heart overflowing with joy in the Son of God who has come in the flesh that I address all of you and congratulate you on the radiant and life-bearing feast of the Nativity of our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ...
“God is with us, understand, all ye nations!” These words of the liturgical hymn, hearkening back to the biblical prophecy of Isaiah about Emmanuel (cf. Is. 7, 14), have become for us a verbal icon of the Nativity Feast...