Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York Celebrates the First Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts of the Year

Source: ROCOR
Natalya Mihailova | 02 March 2017
On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, known as “Clean Wednesday,” and the feast day of St Macarius (Nevsky), Metropolitan of Moscow and Kolomensk, Apostle of Altai, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, prayed during divine services at the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign” in New York City. The Great-Lenten matins, hours and typika were performed.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York Celebrates the First Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts of the Year

His Eminence then officiated at Divine Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts. He was joined by His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan and the clerical members of the Synodal administration and clergymen of nearby parishes.

During the Eucharistic prayer, after partaking of the Holy Gifts, the First Hierarch read the customary teaching of St Theodore the Studite. After the services, Metropolitan Hilarion congratulated everyone on the first Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts of the year, wishing them Divine aid in their Lenten journey and the salvific welcoming of the Pascha of Christ, after which he offered his blessings.

Since you are here…

…we do have a small request. More and more people visit Orthodoxy and the World website. However, resources for editorial are scarce. In comparison to some mass media, we do not make paid subscription. It is our deepest belief that preaching Christ for money is wrong.

Having said that, Pravmir provides daily articles from an autonomous news service, weekly wall newspaper for churches, lectorium, photos, videos, hosting and servers. Editors and translators work together towards one goal: to make our four websites possible -,, and Therefore our request for help is understandable.

For example, 5 euros a month is it a lot or little? A cup of coffee? It is not that much for a family budget, but it is a significant amount for Pravmir.

If everyone reading Pravmir could donate 5 euros a month, they would contribute greatly to our ability to spread the word of Christ, Orthodoxy, life's purpose, family and society.

Dear Friends,

Our website exists owing to your generous assistance, thanks to the funds donated by our beloved readers.

Please assist us in the continuation of our work.