Holy Synod Appoints New Rector For OCA Representation Church In Moscow

Members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, meeting at the OCA Chancery here March 19-22, 2001, confirmed the assignment of Archimandrite Nicholas [Iuhos] as Rector of the OCA’s Representation Church of the Great Martyr Catherine in Moscow.

Archimandrite Nicholas, who is currently rector of Saint John the Baptist Church, Passaic, NJ, succeeds Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak, who has held the position since 1992. He will assume his new duties on June 1, 2001.

During Father Hubiak’s tenure in Moscow, the Church of Saint Catherine was made available to the Orthodox Church in America, an action that was formalized in 1994. Together with his wife, Evdokia, Father Hubiak not only gathered a substantial community, but also oversaw extensive renovations to the edifice, which had been used as an art restoration studio during much of the Soviet era. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Theodosius and His Eminence, Archbishop Herman of Philadelphia traveled to Moscow in the summer of 1999 and concelebrated the church’s reconsecration together with His Holiness, Patriarch Aleksy of Moscow.

In addition to serving as rector of the Representation parish, Archimandrite Nicholas will also serve as the OCA’s representative to the Moscow Patriarchate.

A number of other autocephalous churches also maintain Representation Churches in Moscow.