His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas had recently been appointed by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to represent him in Russia for the Nameday celebration of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, after co-celebrating the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius (May 11 in the old calendar), His Holiness Patriarch Kirill met with Metropolitan Nicholas at the Patriarchal chambers of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. Metropolitan Nicholas was accompanied by Fr. Teodor Petrutiu, Protopesbyter of the Ecumenical Throne and Priest of the Sts. Constantine and Helen Church in Westland, Michigan.
Metropolitan Nicholas delivered the congratulatory Message of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Patriarch Kirill. Also discussed at the meeting was the forthcoming Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church to be held this year in Crete.
Photos from the Liturgy: www.mospat.ru/en/2016/05/24/news131979/
Video Clip from the Liturgy: