Hollywood, Florida, January 2, 2020
A parish formerly of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Florida has been received into the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
The Church of the Three Holy Hierarchs in Hollywood, Florida, formerly belonged to the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese, one of several overlapping jurisdictions under Constantinople in America, reports the Media Office of the Eastern American Diocese.
The parish was founded in 1961 and serves in English, according to the Old Calendar.
Archpriest Serge Prisacaru has been appointed rector, and clergy from the Miami area will gather at the church at 3:00 PM tomorrow, December 3, to consecrate the altar and bless the church grounds.
In late 2018 and early 2019, two Constantinople parishes in Italy switched to ROCOR due to the Ukrainian Church crisis, and ROCOR opened the St. Catherine Mission in Lubbock, Texas to minister to families that left the nearby St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church, under the Patriarchate of Constantinople.
In July, it was reported that two priests in Greek dioceses of the Patriarchate of Constantinople left and joined ROCOR, and the Jamaican Mission also recently announced that it was leaving Constantinople and moving into ROCOR.