Archpastoral Visit of Archbishop Melchisedek

On December 6, 2020, His Eminence Archbishop Melchisedek made an official archpastoral visit to our parish. During this visit, he blessed the iconography in the narthex, blessed the new bells, tonsured Charles Wasilko to be a reader, ordained Jonathan Skowron to the Subdiaconate, and awarded Fr Thomas the Palitsa on behalf of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America. His Eminence received a gift of a Paschal Engolpion on behalf of the parish and attended a festal meal after the Divine Liturgy. This Liturgy was held at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in December 2020 and most parishioners were not in attendance but participated at home via video. (Thank you to Chris Humphrey for the outstanding photography.

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