EASTERN AMERICAN DIOCESE: 7 August 2023
Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America and New York leads feast-day celebrations at St Seraphim Memorial Church in Sea Cliff, NY
As previously reported, on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, presided over celebrations dedicated to the patronal feast of St Seraphim Memorial Church of the Restoration of Unity within the Russian Orthodox Church in Sea Cliff, NY. A photo-report of this event can be viewed here.
On Saturday, August 5, on the eve of the memory of the Holy Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, His Eminence celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the church of the same name, affiliated with the St Seraphim parish, in Kittatiny, NJ. On this day, the 60th anniversary of this summer chapel was celebrated, where Orthodox Christians who love to relax in the region pray.
At the end of the service, His Eminence congratulated the parish clergy, acolytes, singers, worshippers and the guardian of the church, Alla Nikolaevna Ryl, daughter of Archpriest Nikolai Dombrowski, the the builder of the Cathedral of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow” in San Francisco,.
After kissing the cross at the dacha of Alla Nikolaevna, a solemn reception was offered on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Panteleimon Church, where the First Hierarch, the clergy and the assembled believers continued their gathering. After thanking the organizers and saying goodbye to all the participants in the celebration, His Eminence went to St Seraphim Camp in Pennsylvania, where he led the services of the 9th Sunday after Pentecost.