OCA Representative greeted by Patriarch Kirill

Archimandrite Alexander Pihach
Patriarch Kirill welcomes Archimandrite Alexander in the altar of the Moscow Kremlin’s Dormition Cathedral
Archimandrite Alexander Pihach
Archimandrite Alexander, fourth from left, with concelebrating hierarchs and clergy

Archimandrite Alexander [Pihach], Representative of the Orthodox Church in America to the Russian Orthodox Church and Dean of the OCA Representation Church of the Great Martyr Catherine here, was welcomed by His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, at the Dormition Cathedral in the Moscow Kremlin on Saturday, March 2, 2013.

Patriarch Kirill wished Father Alexander God’s help and blessing as he begins his new ministry.  He stressed the importance of serving as Representative of the Orthodox Church in America and Dean of Saint Catherine Representation Church.  Father Alexander began his duties on November 30, 2012.  [See related story].

Archimandrite Alexander was among those who concelebrated at the Divine Liturgy in the cathedral on the occasion of the Feast of the Holy Martyr Hermogenes, Patriarch of Moscow.