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Nicholas (Olhovsky) of Manhattan

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[[Image:Olhovsky.jpg|right|thumb|Hieromonk Nicholas on the night of his tonsure into the Little Schema.|250px]]Hieromonk Bishop '''Nicholas (Olhovsky)of Manhattan''' ({{lang-ru|Николай (Ольховский)}}) is a [[hieromonkbishop]] of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia]] and Caretaker of the [[Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God of the Sign]]<ref>[http://www.russianorthodoxchurch.ws/synod/eng2014/20140319_ensynodroc.html The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church Confirms the Election of Priest Nicholas Olhovsky as Bishop of Manhattan by the Council of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad]</ref>, who . He was nominated on [[December 9]], 2013 by the Synod of Bishops of ROCOR as a candidate for the vacant Manhattan cathedra of the [[Diocese of Eastern American and New York (ROCOR)|Diocese of Eastern American and New York]]<ref>[http://eadiocese.org/News/2014/march/bn.en.htm Moscow: Holy Synod of Russian Orthodox Church approves Election of New Bishop of Manhattan, Vicar of Eastern American Diocese]</ref>. This was , and confirmed on [[March 19]], 2014 by the [[Holy Synod]] of the [[Russian Orthodox Church]]<ref>[http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/3609112.html ЖУРНАЛЫ заседания Священного Синода от 19 марта 2014 года]</ref>.
==Life==
On April 4, 2014, after co-serving an [[akathist]] before the icon of the [[Protection of the Mother of God]] containing a [[relic]] of the [[Theotokos]]'s belt, Fr. Nicholas was tonsured into the [[Monastic Ranks|Little Schema]] at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. He was given the name 'Nicholas' in honor of St. [[Nicholas of Japan]].<ref>[http://eadiocese.org/News/2014/apr/tonsure.en.htm Jordanville, NY: Priest Nicholas Olhovsky, elected Bishop of Manhattan, Tonsured a Monk in Holy Trinity Monastery]</ref>
The consecration will take took place during a meeting of the Synod in San Francisco celebrating the 20th anniversary of the [[glorification]] St. [[John (Maximovitch) the Wonderworker]].
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