October 18, 2016
Nyack, NY: Patronal
Feast Day of Holy Protection Church led by Bishop Nicholas
On Friday, October 14, the
major feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos, Eastern
American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led the
patronal feast day of
Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY.
At the Divine Liturgy, His
Grace was co-served by Archpriests George Larin (pastor emeritus),
Ilya Gorsky (rector), and Chad Williams (rector of St. Alexander
Nevsky Memorial Church in Richmond, ME), Hieromonk Theognost
(economos of the Hermitage of the Savior Not-Made-by-Hands Monastery
near Kaluga, Russia), Priest Ignatius Green and Protodeacon Dimitri
Temidis (parish clerics), Protodeacon Serge Arlievsky and
Hierodeacon Panteleimon (Jigalin; clerics of Holy Dormition Convent
"Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY), and parish Deacon Andrew Podymow.
At the Little Entrance, Fr.
Ignatius was awarded the right to wear the nabedrennik.
Despite its being a weekday,
many parishioners came in order to lift up their zealous prayers to
the Queen of Heaven. Upon completion of the Liturgy, Bishop Nicholas
addressed the faithful with a sermon, in which he spoke about his
recent travels with the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon to Russia, and
about how the Most Holy Theotokos is prepared to help all those who
ask for her intercession.
After the service, the parish
sisterhood offered a festal luncheon for the clergy and guests.
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