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On January 15, 2019, the Russian Federation Consulate General in New York gave an official Christmas reception on behalf of Consul General S. K. Ovsyannikov and the Moscow Patriarchate Representation in the USA.

Among the guests were Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the diocese of Eastern America; Bishop Irinej, administrator of the Serbian Orthodox Church diocese of Eastern America; Ms. Marijana Zivkovic, Serbia Consul General in New York; Archpriest Thomas Zain, rector of the St. Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn, Metropolis of Antioch in the USA; clergy of the Moscow Patriarchate parishes in the USA and the Russian Church Outside Russia and the Serbian Patriarchate, as well as representatives of diplomatic missions of various countries and public and cultural figures in America.

Mr. Ovsyannikov and Bishop Nicholas addressed the gathering with Christmas greetings and the New Year wishes.

The Passion-bearer Emperor Nicholas Choir of the Russian Church Outside Russia sang traditional Christmas hymns and folk songs, the site of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA reports.

DECR Communication Service