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ROCOR First Hierarch, Clergy Visit Seminarian Moses Ibrahim

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n Tuesday, March 2, 2010, the delegates of the Eastern American Diocesan Retreat headed by His Eminence, Metropolitan HILARION of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad visited St. Tikhon’s Monastery. His Grace, Bishop TIKHON, His Grace, Bishop MELCHISEDEK, along with Abbot Sergius, the monastic brotherhood, clergy, faithful and students enthusiastically greeted His Eminence, who was joined by His Grace, GEORGE of Mayfield, and His Grace, JEROME of Manhattan. Abbot Sergius extended his regards to the First Hierarch and thanked for him for attending the widely anticipated visit to the Monastery. He went on to say how important it was that the two communities remain united, explaining that Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, did have its beginnings at St. Tikhon’s. The First Hierarch greeted all the 82

clergy, monastics, faithful and stu- the Monastery, the Icon Repository dents of St. Tikhon’s, giving them and the Museum. They then shared his blessing and his reassurance that lunch with Bishops Tikhon and by God’s grace dialogues between Melchisedek as well as 35 OCA the OCA and ROCOR will only get diocesan clergy, also on retreat. This better. Monk Nicodemus and Father meeting had a significant impact on John Perich both addressed His both communities in so many ways. Eminence and all the attending cler- It was wonderful to see the joy on all gy giving them a brief introduction the faces of the faithful who were of the history of St. Tikhon’s present on this memorable day. May Monastery as well as the Monastery this event form the foundation of a common future, a shared testimony Church itself. to the light of the Orthodox Faith His Eminence and the for the American peoples. attending clergy were given a tour of

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