Photos - Visit of ROCOR Bishops to the Cathedral of Saint Markella in Astoria, NY

Below, please find a picture of Saint John Maximovitch and Bishop Petros of Astoria, as well as bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia mentioned in the caption of the photo, at the Cathedral of Saint Markella, on August 16th, 1963.

The second photo is a scanned image of a letter of thanksgiving to Bishop Petros of Astoria from the ROCOR bishops who visited the Cathedral of Saint Markella on this day in August of 1963. The first signature in this scanned image is that of Saint John Maximovitch, written in Greek.

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