On Thursday, December 20, at St. Nicholas Cathedral in New York His Grace, Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, presided over the Meeting of the Bishop’s Council of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA. Our Rector, Archpriest Igor Tarasov, Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes, co-chaired the Meeting along with His Grace.
The Council members discussed a range of issues related to the life of the Moscow Patriarchate Parishes in the USA in 2018, and also created a working group on organizing the next Convocation of the Patriarchal Parishes in the fall of 2019.
The financial report of the Treasurer Panagiotis Billis was heard and adopted.
On the proposal of Bishop Matthew the members unanimously voted to elect a monastery representative to the Council, especially due to an early termination of one of the Council members’ work. Thus the Acting Abbot of St. Demetrius Monastery in Framingham, MA, Hieromonk Savvaty (Ageyev) was elected to the Bishop’s Council.