TUESDAY 24 NOVEMBER / 7 DECEMBER 2021: His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe today departs for New York, where over the coming days the regular session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia will take place at the Synodal headquarters in Manhattan, under the presidency of the First Hierarch of the Church Abroad, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern-America and New York. The Holy Synod, of which Bishop Irenei is a member, will address various matters of the pastoral life and administration of the Church’s dioceses throughout the world, and, as is the custom of the Synod, will conclude its meetings with the festal celebration of the Divine Liturgy of the feastday of the Kursk-Root Icon (27 November / 10 December), guide of the Church in the diaspora, at which service Archimandrite Job, of the Monastery of Job of Pochaev in Munich, will be consecrated Bishop of Stuttgart, Vicar of the German Diocese.