July 4/17 Commemoration of the Holy Tsar-Martyr Nicholas
Metropolitan John, participated in the consecration of Archimandrite Daniel (Mogutnov), to the rank of Bishop. Also participating was Bishop Porphyrios of the True Orthodox Church of Greece. Metropolitan Raphael, Archbishop of Moscow, First-Hierarch of the True Orthodox Church of Russia was the chief consecrator. Bishop Daniel was previously the deputy chairman of the Department of External Church Affairs of the True Orthodox Church of Russia. He will continue to serve that function in his new capacity as bishop.