NEWS AND EVENTS - Saturday, October 11, 2014
A VISIT FROM THE BISHOPS
Richfield, OH - On October 10, 2014 the Sisterhood of Monastery New Marcha and all Serbs of the greater Cleveland area had the honor of welcoming three bishops from the Russian Church Abroad.
With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America visiting the monastery were: His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany, His Grace Bishop George of Mayfield and His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan. Accompanying them were Archimandrite Macarius Veretenikov from Russia, Fr. Demetri from San Francisco and local clergy.
The bishops and guests venerated the holy items in the monastery church: the icon of St. Archangel Gabriel which was miraculously unharmed during the fire in 2002, the wonder-working icon of St. Nektarios of Egina and many relics among which is St. Lazar of Kosovo, St. Nikolaj of Zicha and the Venerable Anastasija of Serbia. The bishops signed the Gospel on the holy Table as is tradition. After giving the visiting hierarchs a history of the monastery they visited the newly establihed monastery cemetery. Afterwards they viewed some of the historical artifacts, ecclesiastical items, which represent the life of our Church in America. Following this the hierarchs were served refreshments during which time Bishop Mark reminisced about his spiritual and life experience with Serbs.
After a long and sincere conversation the guests viewed the monastery library, candleshop, the chapel where photographs and models of our Serbian monasteries are on display.