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Fr. Nicholas was appointed in May 2009 to the organizing committee for the first return visit of the Kursk-Root Icon to Russia since the Revolution, and formed part of the official delegation with the icon in September. He again accompanied the icon in 2010, visiting Keiv and Sumy in Ukraine, and finally Kursk, Russia. On September 8, Matushka Elizabeth unexpectedly reposed in the Lord<ref>[http://eadiocese.org/News/2010/09/eolvsky.en.htm Matushka Elisabeth Olhovsky reposed in the Lord]</ref>, and a memorial fund was set up in her name to assist the frescoing of her home parish of St. [[Seraphim of Sarov]] in Sea Cliff, NY<ref>[http://www.synod.com/synod/eng2010/9enelizavetaolhovskayafuneralsched.html Schedule of Services For the Late Elizabeth Olhovsky]</ref><ref>[http://www.eadiocese.org/News/2012/sept/seacliff.en.htm Sea Cliff, NY: Work Continues on Iconography in the Memorial Church to the Re-Establishment of Unity in the Russian Church]</ref>.
In December 2010, Fr. Nicholas was appointed Caretaker of the Kursk-Root icon, and in January 2011, appointed a clerlic of the Synodal Cathedral of the Mother of God of the Sign in Manhattan and granted residence in the Synod building. He again accompanied the icon to the Diocese of Kursk and also the [[Metropolia of Kazakhstan]] in September 2011, traveling in November again to Australia, and on December 11 was elevated to [[protodeacon]]. Within a year on August 1, 2012, Fr. Nicholas was ordained to the [[priesthood] by Metropolitan Hilarion at the dedication of the Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov as a Memorial Church to the Re-Establishment of Unity in the Russian Church<ref>[http://eadiocese.org/News/2012/aug/seacliff.en.htm Sea Cliff, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion led the Patronal Feast of St. Seraphim Memorial Church to the Re-Establishment of Unity in the Russian Church]</ref> and was awarded the [[nabedrennik]].
The Kursk-Root icon traveled a third time to Ukraine and Russia in September 2012 with Fr. Nicholas, visiting the Dioceses of Samara, Kursk and Perm; and in December to Seattle and Hawaii of the [[Diocese of San Francisco and Western America (ROCOR)|Diocese of San Francisco and Western America]]. He was awarded the [[kamilavka]] and gold [[pectoral cross]] on January 6, 2013, by the Synod of Bishops, and a few months latedaccompanied the Kursk-Root Icon to the Canadian Diocese. In November 2013, was a delegate accompanying the Icon to Japan and to the Primorsk Metropoliate of the Russian Orthodox Church. In 2013, he accompanied Archbishop [[Kyrill (Dmitrieff) of San Francisco]] and the Kursk Root Icon to the Diocese of Montreal and Canada, the [[Church of Japan]], and the Metropolia of
Primorsk<ref>[http://www.vladivostok.eparhia.ru/society/publikazii/?ID=12409 "Люди открыли свои души..."]</ref>.