September 18, 2012
Two Male Choirs – Diasporan and Patriarchal – will sing at the
Official Diocesan Celebrations of the Fifth Anniversary of the
male choirs will sing the divine services in
Garfield, dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the
Reunification of the Russian Orthodox Church. The All-Night Vigil on
Friday, October 12, in Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" will be
sung by the diocesan youth choir, under the direction of Nicholas
Kotar. Seminarians from both Holy Trinity and St. Tikhon’s
Seminaries will participate in the choir, as well as young singers
from across the Diocese. The service will be dedicated entirely to
the Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God, in
honor of the fifth anniversary of her finding. The Vigil will begin
at 6:00 PM.
The following morning, Saturday, October 13, a triumphal Liturgy
will be served in Three Saints Church in Garfield, NJ, and will be
sung by Moscow’s
Sretensky Choir, under the direction of Nikon Zhila. The Liturgy
will start at 8:00 AM.
Since the feast is expected to draw a large number of pilgrims,
visitors are encouraged to arrive at least half an hour early.
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