On Tuesday, November 3, the feast day of Ven. Hilarion of the Kiev Caves, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City on the occasion of his namesday. His Eminence was co-served by Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan and the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk. The hierarchs were co-served by diocesan and guest clergy.
At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, Bishop John read aloud a congratulatory address from His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia on the occasion of Metropolitan Hilarion's namesday and presented him with a bouquet of flowers.
The sisterhood of the cathedral prepared a festal luncheon, at which the clergy, parishioners, and guests were able to continue their interaction.