On Sunday, September 29, the Sunday after the Elevation of the Cross, with the blessing of Metropolitan Herman of Kursk & Rylsk, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. Sergius & Our Lady of Kazan Diocesan Cathedral in Kursk, Russia.
Concelebrating with His Grace were cathedral rector Archpriest Michael Zaitsev, Abbot Seraphim (Kotelnikov; deputy abbot of the Kursk Root Hermitage), Archpriest Alexandre Antchoutine (dean of Long Island & the Hudson Valley), Archpriest Victor Trotsky (rector of Dormition Cathedral in Ferndale, MI), Archdeacon Peter (Karakosoff; cleric of Joy of All Who Sorrow Cathedral in San Francisco, CA), and Protodeacon Eugene Kallaur (cleric of St. Seraphim Memorial Church in Sea Cliff, NY).
A multitude of cathedral parishioners gathered to pray at the divine service, the majority of whom communed of Christ’s Holy Mysteries.
Upon completion of Liturgy, Bishop Nicholas addressed the faithful with a sermon.
Kursk, Russia: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Divine Liturgy in St. Sergius-Kazan Icon Diocesan Cathedral - 09/29/19
Photos: Media Office of the Eastern American Diocese - G. Konyev