On Sunday, January 29, at the invitation of the Interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the United States, Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, Archbishop Daniel of Chicago & the Midwest (OCA) celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York City.
His Eminence was concelebrated by Archpriest Igor Vyzhanov, cathedral rector and Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Priest Alexander Koranda, Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Chicago, and Priest Mark Rashkov, Vice-Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA.
At the end of the service, Archbishop Daniel congratulated those gathered on Sunday and addressed the parishioners with a sermon dedicated to the gospel reading. On behalf of Bishop Matthew, the clergy and parishioners of the cathedral, Archpriest Igor Vyzhanov addressed Archbishop Daniel with a word of gratitude for the joyous celebration and, in memory of the divine service, presented him with a gift of an icon depicting the founders of St. Nicholas Cathedral: St. Tikhon, Patriarch of All Russia, and Hieromartyr Protopresbyter Alexander Khotovitsky.
Interaction between His Eminence, the clergy and parishioners continued at a fraternal meal prepared by Matushka Alla Vyzhanova and the cathedral sisterhood.