NEW YORK: May 6, 2009
Archbishop Demetrios, Head of the Greek Archdiocese in North America, Visits the Synod of Bishops
On May 5, 2009, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Head of the Greek Archdiocese in North America, visited the residence of the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia at the Synodal building in New York. Venerating the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God, Archbishop Demetrios proceeded to the altar of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Sign, where he venerated the altar table.
His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, then greeted His Eminence and presented him with a gift of an icon of the Mother of God of Vladimir, expressing his wishes for Her heavenly aid to Archbishop Demetrios in serving the Church of Christ.
After an exchange of greetings and gifts, Metropolitan Hilarion invited Archbishop Demetrios to his residence for a private meeting, following which a luncheon honoring His Eminence was offered, attended by the members of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad and delegates of the Greek Archdiocese