April 4, 2014
Jordanville, NY: Priest Nicholas Olhovsky, elected Bishop of
Manhattan, Tonsured a Monk in Holy Trinity Monastery
Friday, April 4, on the eve of the feast of the Laudation of the
Mother of God, Matins were served in Holy Trinity Monastery in
Jordanville, NY, and an akathist served before an icon of the
Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos containing a piece of the
Ever-Virgin’s Cincture (Belt). The Matins service was led by
monastery rector Archimandrite Luke (Murianka), co-served by
monastery and visiting clergy.
Upon completion of the service, Fr. Luke performed the monastic
Priest Nicholas Olhovsky, elected Bishop of Manhattan. In
tonsure, Fr. Nicholas was given the name "Nicholas," in honor of the
Holy Hierarch Nicholas of Japan. Fr. Luke likewise tonsured the
Novice John to Rassophore Monk.
By resolution of the ROCOR Synod of Bishops, Priest Nicholas
Olhovsky (cleric of the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York
City) was elected Bishop of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American
Diocese. His election was confirmed by His Holiness Kyrill,
Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, at a regular session of the Holy
Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on March 19, 2014. Fr.
Nicholas’ consecration to the episcopate will take place during the
gathering of the Sobor of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad in
San Francisco on June 27-July 4 of this year.
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