April 21, 2016
Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan leads Sacrament of Holy
Unction in New Martyrs of Russia Church
April 17, the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, His Grace, Eastern
American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, led the
Sacrament of Holy Unction in
Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church
in Brooklyn, NY. His Grace was co-served by local clergy: diocesan
secretary Archpriest Serge Lukianov (parish rector), Archpriest
Boris Oparin (rector of neighboring St. Joasaph of Belgorod Church),
Archpriest Petro Kunitsky (parish cleric), Archpriest Rafael
Melendez (Albanian Orthodox Church), Priest Vitaliy Lalyukov (cleric
of the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City), Protodeacon
Paul Drozdowski (cleric of St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral
in Howell, NJ), and Deacon Petr Utkin (parish cleric).
Before the beginning of the service, Bishop Nicholas addressed the
faithful with a sermon, in which he reminded them of the need to
utilize the final days of Great Lent to better recognize one’s own
sins and offer sincere repentance.
Almost 400 Orthodox Christians from Brooklyn and the other New York
boroughs came to receive Holy Unction. Touching hymnody by the
parish’s male choir filled the church.
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