NEW YORK: May 5, 2021
Pascha at the Synodal Cathedral in New York
On the night of Sunday, May 2, 2021, the clergy and parishioners of the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign” in New York City celebrated a long-awaited event – the great and radiant feast of Christ’s Resurrection. Officiating the festal divine services was the First Hierarch of the Russian Church, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, cathedral Dean Archpriest Andrei Sommer, cathedral clerics: Archpriest Edward Chervinsky, Abbot Zosimas (Krampis), and Protodeacon Nicolas Mokhoff, as well as Protodeacon Serge Arlievsky (cleric of Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY) and Hierodeacon Panteleimon (Jigalin; diocesan cleric).
The choir sang magnificently under the direction of conductor Vadim Gan. At the beginning of Passion Week, the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God had returned to the cathedral, and its presence gave the feast day even greater spiritual joy.
A photo-report is posted on the official website of the Eastern American Diocese.