Monday, February 7, 2011

American and Russian Orthodox Hierarchs Concelebrate in New York

This past Sunday Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) of Washington of the American Orthodox Church (OCA) concelebrated the Divine Liturgy with Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk and Archbishop Justinian (Ovchinnikov) of Narofominsk of the Russian Orthodox Church as well as Bishop Melchisedek (Pleska) of Pittsburgh of the OCA at St. Nicholas' Cathedral in New York, the representation of the Moscow Patriarchate to the OCA. In honor of Archbishop Justinian's 50th birthday Metropolitan Jonah presented him with an icon of St. John the Wonderworker of San Francisco. More here.

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