On Saturday, February 15, the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.
Concelebrating with His Eminence were cathedral clerics: dean Archpriest Andrei Sommer, Archpriest Edward Chervinsky, Abbot Eutychius (Dovgan), and Protodeacon Nicolas Mokhoff, as well as Protodeacon Eugene Kallaur (cleric of St. Seraphim Memorial Church in Sea Cliff, NY). The Synodal Choir sang under the direction of Protodeacon Vadim Gan and Adrian Fekula.
The service was held under the aegis of the Protectress of the Russian Diaspora – the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God. Almost all of the parishioners confessed their sins and received Christ’s Holy Mysteries.
Upon completion of the service, Metropolitan Hilarion spoke about the history of the feast of the Meeting of the Lord, and congratulated everyone with the feast, wishing them joy in the Lord, good health, and God’s mercy.