March 23, 2016
New York City: On Sunday of Triumph of Orthodoxy, Metropolitan
Hilarion leads Divine Services in Synodal Cathedral
Sunday, March 20, the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy,
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated the
Divine Liturgy and Rite of Orthodoxy in the
Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. The First Hierarch of
the Russian Church Abroad was co-served by the cathedral’s senior
priest, Archpriest Andrei Sommer, and cathedral clerics: Hieromonks
Eutychius (Dovganyuk) and Tikhon (Gayfudinov), Priest Vitaly
Lalyukov, Protodeacons Nicolas Mokhoff and Vadim Gan, and Deacon
Dionysius Lvov. Upon completion of the Liturgy, the serving clergy
were joined by Archpriest Alexandre Antchoutine (dean of Long Island
& the Hudson Valley) and Deacon Vladimir Barros (cleric of Holy
Virgin Intercession Church in Glen Cove, NY).
this sunny day, the feast was made doubly joyful by two
wonderworking icons of the Most Holy Theotokos present in the
church: the Kursk Root Icon and the myrrh-streaming "Softener of
Evil Hearts" Icon, which is currently visiting from Moscow.
On the Sunday of Orthodoxy, in accordance with pious Orthodox
tradition, many of the faithful communed of Christ’s Holy Mysteries
for the first time this Lenten season.
Upon completion of the Liturgy, the Rite of Orthodoxy was served,
led by Metropolitan Hilarion. The "Anathemas" were intoned by Fr.
The cathedral sisterhood prepared a festal lenten luncheon for the
clergy and parishioners.
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