Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York
FIRST HIERARCH of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR).
Date of birth: January 6th, 1948 Spirit-River, Alberta,
4th December, 1975, ordained as hierodeacon by Archbishop Averky (Taushev).
December 2nd 1974. Tonsured to ryasoformonk with the name Hilarion in honor of the holy monk Hilarion of the caves.
Ordination to the priesthood: April 17th, 1976.
Ordained as hieromonk (priest monk) by the bishop of Manhattan, Lavr (Shkurla).
Ordination as bishop: 10th of december 1984.
The ordination was carried out by: Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky), the Archbishop of Chicago and Detroit Seraphim (Ivanov), Archbishop of Los-Angeles and the southern California Anthony (Sinkevich), Archbishop of Montreal and Canada Vitaly (Ustinov), Archbishop of Syracuse and Holy Trinity Monastery Laurus (Shkurla), Archbishop of Sydney and Australia and New Zealand Pavel (Pavlov), Bishop of Washington Gregory (Grabbe), Bishop of Berlin and Germany Mark (Arndt) and the Bishop of Cleaveland Alipij (Gamanovich).
FIRST HIERARCH of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia since 12th May 2008.
The Most Rev. Metropolitan Hilarion
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