October 19, 2016
Rochester, NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Divine Services in Holy
the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, on Saturday the
15th and Sunday the 16th of October, Eastern American Diocesan vicar
Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to the
Protection of the Mother of God Church in Rochester, NY. His
Grace led the parish festivities in honor of the parish’s patronal
feast day, which had taken place on October 14.
At the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy,
Bishop Nicholas was co-served by parish clergy: rector Archpriest
Gregory Naumenko, Protodeacon Andrej Strapko, and Deacon Nikifor
Franklin, as well as Abbot Theophylact (Clapper-DeWell; cleric of
Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY).
Upon completion of the Liturgy, a bountiful
luncheon was offered to clergy and parishioners in the parish hall.
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