« His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh took part in an all-night vigil at the Stavropegial Sretensky Monastery in Moscow »

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, the Sretensky Monastery was visited by a delegation of the Orthodox Church in America led by its Primate, His Beatitude Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada.

The monastery brethren and students of the seminary made a tour for the guests.

Metropolitan Tikhon led the all-night vigil. Bishop Daniel (Broom) of Santa Rosa, Vicar of the San Francisco and Western American Diocese, Bishop Matthew (Andreev) of Sourozh,  temporary Administrator of the Patriarchal parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the United States and Canada, clergy of the Orthodox Church in America and bretheren of the Sretensky monastery co-served with his Beatitude.

After the service, Hieromonk Ioann (Ludishchev), acting abbot of the monastery, addressed His Beatitude Metropolitan with words of gratitude and wishes of God's help in serving God and the Church. The Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God was presented to Vladyka as a gift.

His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon addressed the brethren and the congregation of the monastery with a word of gratitude for the warm welcome and joint prayer.