of His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus
On October 14, His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus officiated at divine
services on the occasion of the feast day of Holy Virgin Protection
Church in Nyack, NY, the Rector of which is Mitred Protopriest George
On Sunday, October 16, His Eminence served at the new Protection
Church in Rochester, NY, whose Rector is Protopriest Gregory Naumenko,
teacher of Pastoral Theology at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville.
of the cross on the feast day of the Utica church.
Photo by MP Volkov.
On October 23, the feast day of the Optina Elders, the First Hierarch
of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia performed Divine
Liturgy at the Cathedral of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville,
during which he ordained Deacon Yakov Ferens of the Diocese of Eastern
America and New York, into the priesthood. Fr Yakov was granted
a canonical release to the Western American Diocese, where he will
serve at St John of Kronstadt Church in San Diego. The former Rector
of this parish, Priest Ilya Mrzev, is being transferred to the Diocese
of Chicago and Detroit and appointed Senior Priest of St Sergius
of Radonezh Cathedral in Cleveland.
On October 30, His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus led Divine Liturgy
in the Church of St John of Rila (a memorial church to St John of
Kronstadt), in Utica, NY.