METROPOLITAN OF EASTERN AMERICA AND NEW YORK
FIRST HIERARCH OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OUTSIDE OF RUSSIA
75 E. 93rd Street New York, NY 10128 USA Tel.: (917) 848-9706, (917) 543-5199. Fax: (212) 534-1798
November 19 2010
No 11 – 58 / 10
With the recent growth in the number of Orthodox church communities and missions of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia which celebrate the divine services in accordance with the Western Rite and are directly subject to the President of the Synod of Bishops, we hereby appoint the following clerics to assist us in the administration of these communities:
1. Dom James Deschene to assist in overseeing the Western Rite communities in the United States and Canada.
2. Hieromonk Michael Mansbridge- Wood to assist in overseeing the Western Rite communities in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia