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April 4, 2011
Howell, NJ: The Rite of Holy Unction was served in St. George’s Church

On Sunday, April 4, local clergy performed the rite of Holy Unction in St. George’s Church in Howell, NJ. Holy Unction is a sacrament that, by blessing the believer’s body with oil, calls down God’s grace, healing one’s physical and spiritual infirmities. The performance of the sacrament was led by rector Archpriest Serge Lukianov, co-served by Archpriest Paul Shafran (pastor emeritus of St. Vladimir Church in Trenton, NJ), Archpriest Alexander Golubov (cleric of St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York), Archpriest David Straut (rector of St. Elizabeth the New Martyr Church in Rocky Hill, NJ), Priest Leonid Goferman (rector of Holy Virgin Protection Church in New Brunswick, NJ), Priest Jonah Campbell (parish cleric), Priest Sergio Silva (cleric of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Lakewood, NJ), Deacon Leonid Roschko (parish cleric), and Deacon Nathan Mousselli (cleric of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Lakewood, NJ).

A multitude of the faithful gathered for the unction service from across the New Jersey deanery, in order that they might repent of their sins and be cleansed before the great feast of Christ’s Resurrection. Everyone listened attentively and reverently to the seven Gospel readings and seven Epistle readings, as well as to the touching prayers and canon that penetrate the human heart and summon feelings of true repentance. Everyone present was then anointed with the holy oil.

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