ROCOR ELECTS NEW PRIMATE

From the website of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. We note that Metropolitan-elect Nicholas is one of ROCOR’s youngest and most recently ordained bishops. Orthodoxy in Dialogue wishes His Beatitude many long years of faithful primatial ministry in the Lord’s vineyard. We pray that he use his influence to help end the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Εἰς πολλὰ ἔτη, Δέσποτα!

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Metropolitan-Elect Nicholas (Olhovsky) of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
NEW YORK: 13 September 2022
His Grace Bishop Nicholas is elected First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

On Tuesday, 13 September, 2022, the election of the new Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia by its Council of Bishops took place. In accordance with the Act of Canonical Communion, signed on 17 May, 2007, the Council will send the Act of the election, drafted by the counting committee to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia with a request to bless the electee to assume the duties of the First Hierarch entrusted to him by his brethren archpastors, and for confirmation of the election by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The rite of enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America and New York, newly-elected First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, will take place on Sunday, 18 September.

See source for schedule of enthronement services.
Also see His Beatitude’s official biography.

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