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DIOCESE OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND: November 3, 2011
The Diocese of Australia and New Zealand Celebrates the Namesday of the First Hierarch

On Thursday, November 3, 2011, the feast day of St Hilarion, Schema-Monk of Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul in Strathfield (Sydney), Australia. After the service, a formal reception was held in honor of the namesday of His Eminence. The celebration was splendid and proceeded with great spiritual enthusiasm.

The Editorial Staff of the official website of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia congratulates Vladyka Metropolitan Hilarion on behalf of the episcopate, clergymen and God-loving flock of the Russian Church Abroad.