On Monday evening, February 11, the eve of the feast of the Three Great Hierarchs – Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom – Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York led the Rite of Nomination of Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) as Bishop of Syracuse, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese. The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad was co-served by Metropolitan Luke of Zaporozhye & Melitopol, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada, and Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.
After the Proclamation of Faith, the Polychronion was intoned for the Bishop-elect.
Later, the festal All-Night Vigil was served by Metropolitan Hilarion, the hierarchs, and a host of diocesan and monastery clergy.
Jordanville, NY: The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad led the Rite of Nomination of Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) as Bishop of Syracuse - 02/11/19