On April 19, 2017, by the decree of His Grace, Bishop John, Rector of St. George Church, Archpriest Igor Tarasov had been relieved of his obedience of the Dean of Eastern States and had been appointed Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA.
The decree was handed to Fr. Igor on Sunday, April 23, during the meeting with His Grace.
Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes is the Bishop’s assistant, a Church official who provides administrative and operational support in a number of areas of the functioning of our Parishes in the United States. Particularly, he has to coordinate the work of the Bishop’s Chancery, to oversee all archival, recording and managerial functions in the Patriarchal Parishes and to participate in the work of all the governing bodies of the Administration.