March 23, 2011
Lakewood, NJ: The Feast of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste in St.
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Tuesday, March 22, on the feast of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste,
clergy and laity in
St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
in Lakewood, NJ, celebrated the namesday of cathedral rector and New
Jersey Dean Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov, senior-most cleric of
the Eastern American Diocese. Fr. Valery officiated the Liturgy of
the Presanctified Gifts, co-served by Archpriest George Kallaur
(rector of the Church of the Mother of God "Unexpected Joy" in
Staten Island, NY), diocesan secretary Archpriest Serge Lukianov,
Priest Jonah Campbell (cleric of St. George’s Church in Howell, NJ),
parish clerics Priest Sergio Silva, Protodeacon Nicholas Lukianov,
and Deacon Nathan Mousselli, and Deacon Paul Drozdowski (cleric of
St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ). Also praying in church
was Archdeacon Eugene Burbelo.
Upon completion of the service a moleben was served, after which Fr.
Serge greeted Fr. Valery on behalf of the First Hierarch and the
Diocesan Council, congratulating him on his namesday, as well as Fr.
George Kallaur, on the 30th anniversary of his ordination to the
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