His Eminence MICHAEL
Archbishop of New York and the Diocese of New York and New Jersey
The Diocesan Bishop possesses full canonical authority within his Diocese of New York and New Jersey, and exercises it with the assistance of diocesan clergy and laity. He is the Chief Shepherd of his Diocese. He was consecrated bishop of the diocese in May 2010.
Mitred Archpriest Joseph Lickwar
by virtue of his ordination and canonical appointment, serves as the spiritual father and teacher of the faithful entrusted to him and presides over liturgical worship in accordance with the tradition and the norms of the Church. He was appointed the parish rector in December 1991.
Aleksei Viktorovich Shipovalnikov
has served as the Director of Music of the parish since his appointment in July 1997.
As a son of an Russian Orthodox Priest and Matushka during Soviet times, his earliest church service was to hold a hierarch's Posokh and stand faithfully during the long services. His father as well as many Orthodox bishops and priests provided a healthy and rich blend of experience and knowledge amidst everyday church life and perilous days under Communism.
As Mr. Shipovalnikov said, "All my life, I'm fighting the Soviet regime." "I'm not fighting them with a gun, but against propaganda and with music."