On Tuesday morning, August 12/25, 2020, the Head of the Russian MISSIA of the Moscow Patriarchate, Archimandrite Alexander and the New Abbess of the Russian Monastery in Ein Karem-Gornia, Ekaterini visited His Beatitude, accompanied by Archimandrite Dometianos and Archimandrite Nikon. Abbess Ekaterini came from the Monastery of Diveyevo, the place of ascesis of St. Seraphim of Sarov, and has been appointed by His Beatitude the Patriarch of Moscow Cyril to replace the elderly and in ill-health Abbess Georgia. The purpose of her visit was to ask the blessing of His Beatitude.
His Beatitude blessed Abbess Ekaterini, whishing her the strength of our Crucified and Resurrected Lord Jesus Christ to the success of her mission as an Abbess of the Holy Monastery of Gornia, in the Russian MISSIA within the jurisdiction of the Jerusalem Patriarchate, the guardian of the All-holy Shrines. His Beatitude also offered the new Abbess a cross and an icon of Theotokos.