September 3, 2014
Melbourne, Australia: Bishop George leads Patronal Feast Day of Holy
Wednesday the 27th and Thursday the 28th of August, the great feast
of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, His Grace, Eastern
American Diocesan vicar Bishop George of Mayfield, led the patronal
feast day of the
Church of our Lady’s Dormition in Dandenong (a suburb of
His Grace was co-served by parish rector of Vicar-General of the
Australian Diocese Archpriest Michael Protopopov, Archpriest Nikolai
Karipoff (rector of Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in Melbourne),
Priest Geoff Harvey (rector of Good Pastor Antiochian Mission in
Melbourne), Hieromonk Elijah (McArdle), and Protodeacon Basil
Kozulin (rector of Joy of All Who Sorrow Church in Geelong).
Upon completion of the Divine Liturgy on Thursday morning, a
procession was performed around the church. After the service, a
festal luncheon was held in the parish hall.
Since July 7, at the request and with the blessing of Metropolitan
Hilarion, Bishop George has been performing an archpastoral visit to
the Diocese of Australia & New Zealand. He will return to the
Eastern American Diocese on September 24.
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