On June 3, 2018, on the feast of All Saints Day, a monument to the Monk Seraphim of Sarov was unveiled at the Novo-Diveevo Convent in Nanuet, New York USA.
The monument was installed near the church in honor of St. Seraphim of Sarov, which also houses the icon of the Vladimir Mother of God from Optina Hermitage, as well as the cross from the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg. The church also possesses two images of the Savior that belonged to Tsar Nicholas II, which were both with the royal family in Tobolsk and Yekaterinburg.
His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion stated, "Seraphim of Sarov turned to the Orthodox and said that when there is anxiety in your heart, come to my grave after my death and talk to me. People can now come here as if in front of a living person to sit in silence, pray, and ask for help."
A gift from the Russian foundation Dialogue of Cultures - United World, the monument to St. Seraphim Sarovsky was erected at the initiative of the Russian Center in New York and the Northern Cross Society. It was sculpted by Alexey Leonov whose works adorn museums in Moscow and Kiev, as well as private collections in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, USA, and Canada. Leonov also contributed his work in Kaluga, on the squares of which there are monuments to the righteous Laurentius, Hieromartyr Kuksha, Y. Gagarin, K.E. Tsiolkovsky, and S.P.Korolev.
Following the installation, a series of postcards dedicated to the opening of the monument were issued by the Northern Cross Society featuring Sculptor Alexey Leonov, architect Vladimir Puchkov, and photographer Roman Makhmutov. The publisher of the postcards was the founder of the society, Yuriy Sandulov.