Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church
From the minutes from the Session of the Holy Synod
St. Petersburg, Russia – Friday, March 5, 2010
As Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the United States, Vicar of the Moscow Diocese with the title of Naro-Fominsk, the Archbishop of Tiraspol and Dubossary JUSTINIAN. To express gratitude to Archbishop Justinian for his past labors.
|Birth Date: 28 January 1961 |
Monastic Tonsure: 24 March 1988
Consecrated Bishop: 1 September 1995
Name Day: 27 November
DECISION OF THE HOLY SYNOD
The Office of the of Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the United States reports the following information to the clergy and laymen of the Patriarchal Parishes from a quotation from Journal No. 18 of the Conference of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate dated March 31, 2009: "His Grace Mercurius, Bishop of Zaraisk, has been appointed Chairman of the Synodal Department of Religious Education and Catechism, as well as being relieved of his duties as Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the United States. The temporary administration of the Patriarchal Parishes in the United States has been entrusted to His Grace JOB, Bishop of Kashir, and Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in Canada."
Edict # 088
To the Reverend Priest Stephen Kaznica
Hereby you are appointed rector of SS. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Cathedral (Passaic, NJ) with all the rights and duties pertaining to this position.
Bishop of Zaraisk
Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA