July 14, 2016
New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral for Feast of Holy Apostles Peter & Paul

On Tuesday, July 12, the feast day of the Holy Supreme Leaders of the Apostles Peter & Paul, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. His Eminence was co-served by: Archpriest Vasiliy Raskovskiy (cathedral cleric), Abbot Cornelius (Apukhtin; cleric of the Nativity of the Mother of God Church at the New Kursk Root Hermitage in Mahopac, NY), Hieromonk Tikhon (Gayfudinov; abbot of Holy Protection Skete in Buena, NJ), and Protodeacons Vadim Gan and Dionysius Lvov (cathedral clerics).

Singing at Liturgy was the hierarchal choir under the direction of conductor Peter Fekula.

Upon completion of the service, namesday celebrants and parishioners communed of Christ’s Holy Mysteries. Metropolitan Hilarion congratulated the Orthodox on the occasion of the feast, and the namesday celebrants with the feast of their Heavenly patrons. He spoke about the lives of the Supreme Leaders of the Apostles Peter and Paul and about their calling to take part in Christ’s preaching, in the work of saving mankind, and wished for all Orthodox Christians to emulate the Apostles and seek communion with God.

Media Office of the Eastern American Diocese