It was with special piety that the Orthodox Christians of this sunny state planned for the visit of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York. This trip always proves a source of spiritual joy for his flock because the common prayer of all to God for the Orthodox parishes, the city, the authorities, and the local population invoked God’s blessing for the entire region. The power, significance, and importance of this event is probably understood by all nationalities and confessions.
On Friday, November 30, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), visited the newly-opened Paideia Classical Academy, an Orthodox Christian school in South Florida. The director and teachers told him about their achievements and hopes for the future, asking the First Hierarch to bless and pray for them. His Eminence gave his blessing for this school ministry and encouraged them to continue to work for the glory of God.