On Monday, September 27, the feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Cross of our Lord, Archpriest Alexander Rentel, Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, concelebrated the festal Divine Liturgy at Saint Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York City.
Fr. Alexander concelebrated with Priest Mark Rashkov, Vice-Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, and cathedral clergy. At the conclusion of the Liturgy, Fr. Alexander delivered a sermon after which he and Fr. Mark exchanged festive greetings underlining the close ties shared by the Moscow Patriarchate and the Orthodox Church in America.