September 29, 2012
The Joint Pastoral Conference will open with the Singing of the
Diocesan Holy Myrrhbearers Women’s Choir
first joint pastoral conference of clergy of the Moscow Patriarchate
and the Russian Church Abroad on Thursday, October 11, will open
with the Divine Liturgy in Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack,
NY, sung by the
Myrrhbearers Women’s Choir.
The women’s choir was founded in 1997 by a group of singers in the
Nyack area. Since then, the choir has grown to become one of the
largest women’s choirs in the Church Abroad. As the Diocese
celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Reunification of the Russian
Church, the women will return to the parish where they sang their
first Liturgy in 1998. "What an honor to be able to participate,"
said choir director Mat. Eugenia Temidis. "I’m thrilled that a group
of singers from our diocesan women’s choir is able to donate their
time and effort to singing the opening Liturgy of the upcoming
Continuing their tradition of including singers from different parts
of the Diocese, the choir will be joined by matushkas from afar that
will be attending the conference.
The hours will be read at 7:40 AM and the Liturgy will begin at 8:00
AM on Thursday, October 11, in Holy Virgin Protection Church.
Also singing at the conference will be the
Sretensky Male Choir and the Diocesan Youth Male Choir.
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