NEW YORK: January 30, 2013
Metropolitan Hilarion and Archbishop Justinian Meet With
Metropolitan Tikhon of the Orthodox Church in America
On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, hosted His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, and His Eminence Archbishop Justinian, Administrator of the Moscow Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, at the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America in Syosset, NY.
According to Archpriest Eric Tosi, OCA Secretary, Metropolitan Hilarion, who had just returned from a visit to Australia, officially greeted Metropolitan Tikhon on the occasion of his election and recent enthronement, presenting him with a panaghia of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God. Metropolitan Hilarion was represented at Metropolitan Tikhon’s enthronement on Sunday, January 27, by His Grace Bishop George of Mayfield. Archbishop Justinian concelebrated at the Enthronement Liturgy as the representative of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow.
Metropolitan Hilarion was accompanied by Archpriest Serafim Gan.
Also in attendance were His Grace Bishop Michael of New York and New Jersey of the OCA, newly-appointed Secretary of the Holy Synod, and Archpriests John Jillions and Eric Tosi, OCA Chancellor and Secretary, respectively.