JORDANVILLE: December 7, 2005

His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus Announces His December Schedule


His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus will preside at the regular session of the Synod of Bishops in New York from December 7-9. Participating in this session will also be His Eminence Archbishop Hilarion of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand, President of the Pre-Council Committee charged with preparing the IV All-Diaspora Council. Protopriest Peter Perekrestov, the Committee Secretary, will report on its work.

On December 8, His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus will visit St Nicholas Cathedral of the Moscow Patriarchate on East 97 th Street in New York.

His Eminence will officiate at solemn services on the feast day of the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady of the Sign in New York along with the member bishops of the Synod, the clergymen of the Cathedral, of the Synodal Administration and of the Diocese of Eastern America and New York. A festive trapeza luncheon will then be served at the Synodal hall.

On December 11, His Eminence will officiate at Divine Liturgy at St Seraphim Church in Sea Cliff, NY, along with His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America and His Grace Bishop Peter of Cleveland, Administrator of the Diocese of Chicago and Detroit.

On December 24-25, His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus will lead divine services during the St Herman's Youth Conference, scheduled at the Church of Our Lady "Joy of All Who Sorrow" in Philadelphia, PA.