WESTERN EUROPEAN DIOCESE: March 23, 2018
Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan arrives in the Western European Diocese
On Friday, March 23, 2018, on the eve of the Laudation of the Most-Pure Mother of God, His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, Deputy Secretary of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, arrived in Geneva, Switzerland, the cathedra of the Western European Diocese.
On Wednesday, February 13, Bishop Nicholas was appointed Administrator of the diocese, which is under the authority of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York.
Bishop Nicholas celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Elevation of the Cross Cathedral on the fifth Sunday of Great Lent, and then the Rite of Chrismation at the Lyon parish. Vladyka Nicholas is meeting with clergymen and laity of both cities.