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On September 11, the feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, as part of the church-wide Day of Sobriety, with the blessing of the Interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA and Canada, Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, cleric of St. Nicholas Cathedral in New York, Abbot Nicodemus (Balyasnikov), visited the House of Mercy dedicated to St. John of Kronstadt in Brooklyn.