Bishop Maxim of Western America in Mexico
His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America paid his second canonical visit to the Orthodox faithful in the capital of Mexico from 8-12 May 2013. Protopresbyter Blasko Paraklis accompanied His Grace. During this visit their guide was Avram, who is son of an Orthodox Mexican and graduated student of the Orthodox Academy of Saint Tichon in the United States. According to the decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church this state was placed under the jurisdiction of Bishop of Western America.
The Orthodox Serbs who live in Mexico City and nearby towns were informed in time that the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy would be celebrated in following day at the Russian Orthodox monastery of Holy Trinity. Bishop Maxim served the first Liturgy on Saturday, 11 May, along with hieromonk Nektarije, f. Blasko and in the presence of many parishioners and local priests. On Sunday, 12 May, the Divine Liturgy was served at the Cathedral church of the Orthodox Church of America and Archbishop Alejo and his clergy concelebrated to Bishop Maxim.
Source: Diocese of Western America