July 1, 2013
On Thursday, June 28, on the feast day of Blessed Jerome of Stridonium, the namesday of His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Jerome of Manhattan, was celebrated at the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.
Bishop Jerome celebrated the Divine Liturgy, co-served by Archimandrite Maximos (Weimar; abbot of Holy Cross Brotherhood in East Setauket, NY), Archpriest Alexander Belya (dean of New York City), Archpriest Victor Tseshkovsky (rector of the Nativity of the Mother of God Church at the New Kursk Root Hermitage in Mahopac, NY), diocesan secretary Archpriest Serge Lukianov, Synodal clerics Hieromonk Eutychius (Dovganyuk) and Cornelius (Apukhtin), Priest Mark Rowe (rector of St. Joseph WR Church in Sarasota, FL), and Synodal Protodeacon Nicholas Mokhoff and Hierodeacon Tikhon (Gayfudinov). Praying in the altar was the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, as well as Archpriest Serafim Gan (rector of St. Seraphim Memorial Church in Sea Cliff, NY), Hieromon Zosimas (Krampis; cleric of St. Sergius Church at the Synodal Cathedral), and Hierodeacon Parthenios (Miller; cleric of Holy Cross Brotherhood).
At the Little Entrance, Fr. Mark was awarded the nabedrennik. Upon completion of the Liturgy, Metropolitan Hilarion greeted his vicar, congratulating him on his namesday. On behalf of the faithful children of the Eastern American Diocese, Fr. Serge Lukianov greeted Bishop Jerome, presenting His Grace with a framed cross with a commemorative plaque. A luncheon in honor of the namesday celebrant was held in the Synodal hall, during with the Synodal staff presented Bishop Jerome with a set of white vestments.
Source: Eastern American Diocese