On Saturday, January 31, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk led the Moleben for the Beginning of the Civil New Year after the Sunday All-Night Vigil in St. Nicholas Cathedral in New York City. 

Before the beginning of the moleben, Bishop John delivered a sermon and wished God’s blessings upon all those gathered for the upcoming year. At the conclusion, the polychronion was intoned for His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia, hierarchs, clergy and all faithful children of the Russian Orthodox Church.