With the blessing of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, Archimandrite Sergius, Abbot of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery, South Canaan, PA and Hierodeacon Maximus visited the Orthodox Church in Japan in July 2016. During their visit, Archimandrite Sergius was given relics of Saint Nicholas of Japan, which have been placed in the Monastery Church of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk and Saint Sergius of Radonezh Chapel at the Orthodox Church in America Chancery, Syosset, NY.
On September 27, 2016, the Day of the Elevation of the Honorable and Life-giving Cross of the Lord, His Beatitude Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Saint Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York. Among his concelebrants, along with the cathedral clergy, were Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, and Archpriest Erick Tosi, Secretary of the Orthodox Church in America.
On 29 September 2016, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk arrived in Baku to take part in the 5th Baku International Humanitarian Forum. He was met at the local airport by Archbishop Alexander of Baku and Azerbaijan; Rev. Dimitry Safonov, DECR secretary for interreligious relations; Mr. A.V. Barkov, counselor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Azerbaijan; and Mr. D. Imamaliyev, counselor of Azerbaijan’s Embassy in Russia.
Moscow: Hundreds of Orthodox believers with impaired hearing attended the first-ever Russian Orthodox liturgy accompanied by sign language interpretation at the Church of All Saints Whose Light Shone Forth in the Russian Land in Moscow’s Novokosino district, Sunday.
The liturgy was led by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and Russia.
750 school bags and supplies offered by the Archdiocese of Roman and Bacău at the beginning of the school year28. September 2016 - 14:11
At the beginning of the school year, 15 September 2016, the Archdiocese of Roman and Bacău offered 5,300 packages of school supplies and sweets, and 750 school bags and supplies to several students coming from financially fragile families, but also to students with good school results from Bacău, Roman, Moineşti, Oneşti, Sascut and Buhuşi.