On April 8th-9th our Parish was again blessed with Archpastoral visit of our ruling Hierarch Most Rev. Benjamin Archbishop of San Francisco and the West.
Hi Eminence presided over Festive Vigil and blessed almost 100 people with palms and pussy willows.
Next morning on Palm Sunday His Eminence was greeted at the entrance to the church by our Parish Starosta Leo Gregory and Parish Rector Archpriest Nazari Polataiko. After entrance prayers and traditional vesting in the middle of the church His Eminence began Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. Parish Rector Archpriest Nazari Polataiko, Archpriest Arkady Mironko, Protodiacon Arkady Voloshchuk and our guest Deacon Kirill Dotsenko concelebrated with His Eminence. After reading of the Gospel Archbishop Benjamin offered a meaningful sermon which was translated into Russian by Father Nazari.
More than 100 people received Holy Communion this day. At the end of Divine Liturgy His Eminence presented Parish Starosta with a blessed Hierarchial Gramota on occasion of Leo’s 95th birthday that parish celebrated earlier in March. The choir under the direction of reader Serge Liberovsky sung Many Years.
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