March 17, 2011
Howell, NJ: Announcement from the Diocesan Office on the health of
Dear brothers and sisters,
On Monday, March 14, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church
Abroad, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and
New York, successfully underwent knee-replacement surgery. The
operation was performed in Australia.
The First Hierarch made known today that his doctors are happy with
the results of the operation, and that he has already begun
physiotherapy. His Eminence thanked all of his spiritual children
for their concern and prayers. We ask that all rectors continue
commemorating Vladyka during the divine services in churches
throughout the Eastern American Diocese.
With love in Christ,
Archpriest Serge Lukianov
Media Office of the Eastern American