On May 13, 2023, in the Cathedral of the Patriarchate of Antioch, dedicated to St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, located in the Brooklyn, New York City, the enthronement of the newly elected head of the Archdiocese of Antioch in the USA & Canada, Metropolitan Saba, took place.
On Bright Tuesday, April 18, His Eminence Metropolitan Saba of New York & all North America welcomed Archpriest Igor Vyzhanov and Archpriest Mark Rashkov, chancellor and vice chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes of the USA, to Headquarters of the Antiochian Archdiocese in America in Englewood, New Jersey. Joining them was Archpriest Thomas Zain, vicar general of the Archdiocese.
I heartily greet you with these joyful and life-affirming words and congratulate you on the great and saving feast of the Holy Resurrection of Christ!
I address all of you, Orthodox Christians living in many countries of the world, who are now in churches or praying in your homes, to extend greetings to you on the great feast of Holy Pascha with my heart full of spiritual joy, and to proclaim victoriously in accord with ancient tradition:
On April 4, at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in the Danilov Monastery in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and All Rus' met with the priests of the Russian Orthodox Church who carry out pastoral service in the coutnries abroad.
On April 1, the day of the 150th birthday of great Russian composer Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, cleric of St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York performed a memorial service at his grave at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York. The service was led by the cleric of the cathedral, Vice-Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Priest Mark Rashkov.
As is the recent tradition of the Deanery, clergy and the faithful gathered to pray the Moleben for those Who Have Departed into Error and Vespers on the Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy.