(published October 1, 2011)
A joyful celebration of love for the Mother of god and for the Cathedral dedicated to her holy protection took place here today. Our Father in Christ, Bishop Michael tonsured Paul Kachur a Reader, and Cristian Ganfalean a Sub-deacon for the Cathedral; and he gave a clergy award to Fr.Alexandre Ioukliaevskikh. Guest celebrant clergy were Archpriest Samuel Kadala, Dean of new Jersey; Archpriest Stephen Voytovich of Connecticut, Archpriest David Kossey from St. Mary's on E. 7th Street. At the end of the Liturgy, a Molieben and Akathist to the Holy Protection was chanted in the center of the Church, followed by the Commissioning of two Institutional Chaplains, Archpriest Stephen Voytovich and Priest Alexandre Ioukliaevskikh, who work in hospitals and Assisted Living facilities. A festive luncheon was served for the 100 people present. At the lunch, Julianna Mecera spoke about the Church in our lives, and how we can further extend the Kingdom of God in the world by simply telling the story of its impact on each of us. Glory to God! Most Holy Theotokos, save us!
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