On Wednesday, July 30, at the Patriarchal Residence in Danilov Monastery in Moscow, His Holiness Kirill, the Patriarch of Moscow and of All Rus’ led the Rite of Nomination of Archimandrite John (Roschin) as Bishop of Naro-Fominsk, Vicar of the Moscow Eparchy and Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA.
On Friday, August 1, on the feat of the Uncovering of relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov, His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill served the Divine Liturgy at St. George Church on the “Poklonnaya” Hill in Moscow. During the Divine Liturgy Patriarch Kirill led the Episcopal consecration of Archimandrite John (Roshchin) as Bishop of Naro-Fominsk. Several other bishops participated in the consecration.
At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, Patriarch Kirill delivered the Archpastoral staff to His Grace, Bishop John, who then subsequently blessed the faithful for the first time.