Moscow, September 15, 2022
His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan was elected as the new First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia by its Council of Bishops on Tuesday.
Yesterday, he received the official approval of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, which met remotely to discuss his election, reports Patriarchia.ru.
According to the Act of Canonical Communion signed between the Moscow Patriarchate and ROCOR, the First Hierarch of ROCOR is elected by its Council of Bishops and approved by the Patriarch of Moscow and the Russian Holy Synod.
The rite of enthronement will take place this coming Sunday, September 18, at the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign” in New York City.