On Saturday July 2, the feast of St. John (Maximovitch), Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk led the Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Cathedral in New York City.
His Grace was co-served by the dean of the Eastern States and rector of St. George Church in Bayside, NY, Archpriest Igor Tarasov and clerics of the cathedral.
At the conclusion of the Liturgy, the clergy proceeded before the icon of the holy Hierarch containing a piece of St. John's Holy Relics and served a short moleben. Afterwards, on behalf of the clergy of the Patriarchal Parishes, Fr. Igor congratulated Bishop John on his namesday.
Interaction between the clergy and faithful continued in the cathedral's refectory.