Gabriel of Manhattan Meets With the Consul General of the Russian
Federation in New York
On December 6, on the feast day of St Alexander Nevsky, Bishop Gabriel
of Manhatten kvisited the Consul General of the Russian Federation
in New York, Sergei Victorovich Garmonin. During the warm and amicable
meeting, His Grace and Sergei Viktorovich spoke of the forthcoming
visit of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God to St Nicholas
Cathedral on December 12. The Protectress of the Russian Diaspora
will be brought in time for the beginning of divine liturgy, after
which a moleben and akathist will be served. After the services,
the Icon will be returned to the Synodal Cathedral.
In his parting remarks to Sergei Viktorovich, His Grace Bishop Gabriel
invited him to visit the Synod of Bishops and the Cathedral of Our
Lady of the Sign.
Protopriest Andrei Sommer, the Senior Priest of the Cathedral, and
V.K. Galitzine, the Cathedral Warden, also participated in the meeting.