On Sunday, February 4, when the Holy Church honors the memory of the Synaxis of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in honor of the patronal feast day of the eponymous church in Norwich, CT.
Concelebrating with the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad were Archpriest Michael Crowley (dean of New England) and parish clerics Protodeacon Nicholas Drobot and Deacon Cyril Gregoire.
Upon completion of Liturgy, Metropolitan Nicholas and the clergy served a moleben to the Holy New Martyrs. His Eminence greeted everyone with the feast of the Holy New Martyrs and reminded the faithful of their martyric struggles.
A diocesan gramota was awarded to Subdeacon Nicholas Tague for 25 years of devoted service to the upkeep of the parish.
A bountiful luncheon was then held for all in honor of the parish feast.