On Monday, December 19, the feast of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk led the Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York City.
His Grace was co-served by:
-Archpriest George Konyev, Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Rector of Three Saints Church in Garfield New Jersey;
-Archpriest Nikolai Babijtchouk, rector of the Church of all Russian Saints in Pine Bush NY;
-Archpriest Igor Tarasov, Dean of the Eastern States, rector of St. George Church in Bayside NY;
and clerics of St. Nicholas Cathedral.
At the end of the Divine Liturgy, the clergy served a short moleben before the icon of St. Nicholas. Bishop John then congratulated Fr. Nikolai Babijtchouk and the parishioners of St. Nicholas Cathedral on the occasion of the patronal feastday of the parish.
A lenten trapeza was then held in the refectory of the cathedral.