Let us rejoice indeed!
2. The announcement by Fr Michael (Wood) of the construction commencing in
the New Year of a major Western Rite monastery complex
3. The announcement, also by Fr Michael, of a hermitage to be built in New
As far as I understand the situation, the hermitage will be a part of the complex.
5. The reception of Fr Allyne Lev Smith in Des Moines.
In 2010, the Gallican Rite priest and author Fr. Allyne Smith was received into the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, with Metropolitan Hilarion blessing the continued use of the Gallican Rite at St. John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church in Des Moines, Iowa.