1. The celebrant must observe the prescribed rubrics of the official Service Book of the Archdiocese and must commemorate the Primate of this Archdiocese and the auxiliary bishop at each service where such inclusion is prescribed by the rubrics.
2. After the decision of the Holy Synod of Antioch, August 19, 2010, the Metropolitan issued an edict to all the clergy that they should follow the order of commemoration he graciously set forth:
3. The auxiliary bishops are always to be commemorated if the Metropolitan is not presiding. Their commemoration FOLLOWS that of the Metropolitan.
4. When the Metropolitan presides at any service he is the only Hierarch to be commemorated.
5. During a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at the Great Entrance, the following rubrics are observed:
6. The "Phimi" is sung immediately before the Prokeimenon of the Epistle, ONLY for the Metropolitan himself when he is officiating at a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. There is no "Phimi" for the auxiliary bishop.
7. The text of the Metropolitan's Phimi: "PHILIP the Most Reverend and the Most Devout, chosen by God, Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan and Exarch of fms all North America, our Father and Chief Shepherd, may God grant him many years!"
Following the Phimi, the clergy, choir, and faithful sing the "Many Years", three times while the Metropolitan gives the blessing.Tags: bishop, father, service