March 3, 2011
Miami, FL: The Kursk Root Icon visited St. Vladimir’s Church
Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of February, the Sunday of the
Prodigal Son, the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God visited the
Vladimir’s Church in Miami, FL. The Icon arrived at the church
on Saturday evening, and parish rector Archpriest Daniel McKenzie
and overjoyed worshipers greeted it in procession before the church.
Eastern American Diocesan secretary Archpriest Serge Lukianov, who
was accompanying the Icon, then served the All-Night Vigil,
co-served by Fr. Daniel.
The following morning, Fr. Serge celebrated the Divine Liturgy,
co-served by Fr. Daniel and parish Deacon Thomas Branch. Virtually
everyone in church communed of Christ’s Holy Mysteries. Upon
completion of the Liturgy, Fr. Serge delivered a sermon to the
gathered faithful on the travels and miracles of the Kursk Icon,
calling all to sincere repentance and prayer, and presented the
rector with an icon of the Mother of God of the Sign – a blessing
from Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church
Upon completion of the Liturgy, a bountiful luncheon was served in
the parish hall, during which the faithful continued to venerate the
holy Icon and pray before it.
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