Source: The Orthodox Church in America
November 29, 2021
On November 22, 2021, His Grace Bishop Alexis of Bethesda, Locum Tenens of Sitka and Alaska returned from his visit to Russia. The visit spanned nine days and strengthened the relations between the Orthodox Church in America and the Moscow Patriarchate.
After arriving in Moscow, on Saturday, November 13th, His Grace concelebrated the All-Night Vigil with Metropolitan Dionysi at Novospas Monastery. During Matins, he ordained Nicholas Cragle to the subdiaconate and was hosted to a meal following the service. The next day, His Grace celebrated the hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Saint Catherine’s in the Fields Representation Church of the Orthodox Church in America where Subdeacon Nicholas Cragle was ordained to the Holy Diaconate. In attendance was also Protopresbyter Vladimir Devokov. Following the Liturgy, His Grace offered a homily.
On November 15th, a meeting took place with Bishop Alexis and Bishop Anthony of the Serbian Patriarchate at Saints Peter and Paul Church, the Serbian Representation Church in Moscow.
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