On Thursday, May 9/22, 2014 His Eminence, Metropolitan Agafangel, First Hierarch of the ROCA, together with his entourage visited the Holy Ascension Monastery in Bearsville, NY, where he was received warmly with all the ecclesiastical majesty fitting the First-Hierarch of one of our Sister Churches, by the monastery’s abbot, His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America, and the entire brotherhood.
During his visit, Metropolitan Agafangel invited Metropolitan Demetrius to concelebrate with him the following Saturday.
On Saturday, May 11/24, 2014, the feast day of the Enlighteners of the Slavs, Sts. Cyril and Methodius, His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America, concelebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Church of the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia in Middleburg, NY - the residence of Archbishop Andronik - presided over by Metropolitan Agafangel. Also concelebrating were Archbishop Andronik, and Bishops Afanasii, Kirill, and Nikolai.
Metropolitan Demetrius gave a sermon during which he spoke of the significance of Sts. Cyril and Methodius and how they are the symbols of unity between the Greek and Russian Churches.
For more information regarding the May 2014 ROCA Council of Bishops, please visit this site.
Refutation of an “Encyclical Sermon” by a Hierarch of the New Calendar Orthodox Church of Greece and a Wily Denigrator of Anti-Ecumenists and “Old Calendarists” Who Have Walled Themselves Off From His Church
by His Grace, Bishop Clement of Gardikion, Secretary of the Holy Synod
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