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Parish Clergy

History of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA

The Patriarchal Parishes in the USA is a canonical branch of Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) combining parishes and monasteries in the United States and Mexico. The Patriarchal Parishes were established in 1970, simultaneously with the granting of Autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in America (previously known as the Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church of America, “Metropolia”) the parishes who desired to remain under the Canonical administration of the Patriarch of Moscow constitute the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA. The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia directly governs the Patriarchal Parishes through one Vicar Bishop.

St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York City built by Holy Martyr Alexander Hotovitsky and consecrated by St. Tikhon (Belavin) Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia; is the administrative and ecclesiastical center of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA and the see of the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA.

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His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus'

Official Biography of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill



His Grace MATTHEW Bishop of Sourozh

Interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA

Official Biography of Bishop Matthew



Archpriest John Vass

Ordination to the Deaconate: March 29, 1998
Ordination to the Priesthood: January 7, 2001
Rector of Holy Trinity Church since December 21, 2003
Education
University of Scranton: BA (History & Philosophy)
Leningrad Theological Seminary (USSR) - Diploma
Princeton Theological Seminary - Th.M
St. Petersburg Theological Academy (Russia) completed first course year


Deacon Michael Bishop

Ordination to the Deaconate: September 23, 2007
Assigned Cleric of Holy Trinity Church since September 23, 2007
Education
Merrimack College: BA (Sociology)
St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary, M.Div. – 1992


Priest Gregory Winsky

Ordination to the Deaconate: May 6, 2002
Ordination to the Priesthood: April 28, 2003
Attached Cleric of Holy Trinity Church since October 1, 2019
Education
Princeton University: BS - Engineering
University of Pennsylvania Law School: Juris Doctorate
Multi-Year Theological Studies

SOURCE: Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the United States of America