Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd of July, His Grace, Eastern
American Diocesan vicar Bishop George of Mayfield, performed an
Archpastoral visit to
St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Church in Columbia, SC, in honor of
the parish’s patronal feast day (the martyric repose of Nun-Martyrs
Princess Elizabeth and Barbara), which was took place on July 18.
At the Sunday All-Night Vigil and Divine
Liturgy, His Grace was co-served by Archpriest Steven Ritter (cleric
of St. Mary of Egypt Church in Atlanta, GA), Archpriest Onouphry
Keith (rector of St. Nicholas Church in Fletcher, PA), parish rector
Archpriest Mark Mancuso, Priest Anthony Bryant (rector of St.
Katherine Church in Pelion, SC), parish Deacon Columba Wilson, and
Deacon Jeremiah Davis (cleric of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV).
During the Sixth Hour, Bishop George
awarded parish Reader Peter Popoff the orarion. Upon completion of
the Liturgy, a short moleben was served to St. Elizabeth, after
which Fr. Mark greeted His Grace, thanking him for his Archpastoral
visit; the deacons then proclaimed the Polychronion for the guests
and all parishioners. After the service, a bountiful luncheon was
held in the parish hall.
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