Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk arrives in New York
On 22 October 2012, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of
Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the
Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, arrived in New
York. Meeting him at the airport were Mr. Igor Golubovsky, Consul General of the
Russian Federation in New York; Mr. Sergey Karev, Deputy Permanent
Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations; and Mr. Grigory
Lukyantsev, Senior Counsellor of the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation
to the United Nations.
While in New York, Metropolitan Hilarion will speak at the session of the UN
3rd Committee and will meet with the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban
Ki-moon, and with the President of the 67th session of the United
Nations General Assembly, Mr. Vuk Jeremić.
The DECR chairman will also visit the Nashotah House seminary, where he will
take part in the session of the Anglican-Orthodox dialogue and speak at the
academic assembly. In Chicago, Metropolitan Hilarion will celebrate the Divine
Liturgy at the church of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. In
Philadelphia, the DECR chairman will visit the Villanova University. After that
he will return to New York to take part in the meeting of theBoard of Trustees
of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological seminary.
Accompanying Metropolitan Hilarion on his visit are Mr. Leonid Sevastianov,
executive director of the St. Gregory the Theologian Foundation; hierodeacon
Ioann (Kopeikin), assistant to the DECR chairman; and Mr. Miguel Palacio, a DECR
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