February 24, 2010
New York, NY: A meeting was
held between the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad
and Archpriest Artemy Vladimirov
On Tuesday, February 23,
renowned author of spiritual literature and member of the Union of
Russian Writers, Archpriest Artemy Vladimirov, arrived in New York on
an evening flight from Moscow. With the blessing of His Holiness,
Patriarch Kyrill, and His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, Fr. Artemy
will be visiting the Eastern American Diocese until March 9, 2010.
Included in the schedule of our honored guest in the diocese are
divine services in St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC,
Holy Trinity Monastery, Holy Cross Monastery, and St. George’s
Church in Howell, NJ. Fr. Artemy will also take part in the Lenten
Retreat and Pastoral Conference at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in
Mayfield, PA. Fr. Artemy is scheduled to hold two spiritual
discussions with diocesan clergy during the conference.
On Wednesday morning,
February 24, Fr. Artemy, accompanied by diocesan secretary Archpriest
Serge Lukianov, visited the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign and prayed
at the Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts in St. Sergius of Radonezh
Church. After the Liturgy, a meeting was held between the First
Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, His Eminence
Metropolitan Hilarion and Fr. Artemy. Also taking part in the meeting
were His Grace Jerome, Bishop of Manhattan, and Fr. Serge. Welcoming
the distinguished guest to the Eastern American Diocese, the First
Hierarch expressed his hope for the development of strong
relationships with diocesan clergy and for a fruitful visit. Fr.
Artemy also met with His Grace Peter, Bishop of Cleveland, after which
the cathedral’s Senior Priest, Archpriest Andrei Sommer, conducted a
tour of the Synodal Cathedral, showing Fr. Artemy the various holy
relics and items of historical interest housed in the cathedral.
Upon completion of the Synod
visit, the delegation visited St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral and
Representation Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in the United States,
where they were greeted by cathedral cleric Igumen Joseph (Kryukov).
Fr. Joseph conducted a tour of the cathedral and told the guests about
the history of the cathedral and the representation of the MP in the
Fr. Artemy Vladimirov is the
rector of All Saints Church in Krasnoe Selo. He is a professor at St.
Tikhon’s Orthodox University of Humanities, where he is the head of
the Homiletics Department. Click here
for more information on Fr. Artemy.
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