September 27, 2013
Wayne, WV: Bishop George led the Patronal Feast Day of Holy Cross
Friday, September 27, on the great feast of the Exaltation of the
Precious and Life-Giving Cross of the Lord, the brethren of
Monastery in Wayne, WV marked their patronal feast day. The
divine services were served in the open air by the abbot, His Grace,
Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop George of Mayfield. On the
eve of the feast, His Grace served the All-Night Vigil with the
bringing out o the Cross, after which he performed the Rite of the
Exaltation of the Cross.
The following morning, Bishop George celebrated the Divine Liturgy.
His Grace was co-served by the habitation’s deputy abbot, Abbot
Seraphim (Voepel), monastery clergy, Priest Jonah Campbell (rector
of Christ the Savior Church in Wayne), Priest Gabriel Weller (cleric
of Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Harrisonburg, VA), Priest Steven Webb
(rector of St. Nicholas Church in Fletcher, NC), and Priest Matthew
Penney (cleric of the Canadian Diocese). Also praying in church was
Archpriest Alexander Atty (cleric of the Antiochian Archdiocese).
During the Little Entrance, in accordance with the resolution of the
ROCOR Synod of Bishops, Holy Cross Monastery dean Hieromonk
Alexander (Frizzell) was awarded the palitsa.
Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th of September will mark the
annual pilgrimage in honor of the feast of the Exaltation. The
presence of the myrrh-streaming Hawaiian Icon of the Mother of God
is expected. With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan
Hilarion, the divine services will be led by His Grace Peter, Bishop
of Cleveland, Administrator of the Mid-American Diocese. For more
information, please visit the official website of Holy Cross
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