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Syracuse, NY: Metropolitan Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Entrance of the Mother of God Church

On May 19, the Sunday of the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women, Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York, paid an archpastoral visit to the Church of the Entrance into the Temple of the Holy Virgin in Jamesville (near Syracuse), NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.

Concelebrating with His Eminence were: Archpriests Nicholas Tkatschow (parish rector) and Michael Taratuchin (rector of St. John of Kronstadt Memorial Church in Utica, NY), Hieromonk Anatoly (Zilin; cleric of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY), Priest John Malcom (parish cleric), Archdeacon Paisios (Levakov) and Deacon Ivan Golovin (clerics of Holy Trinity Monastery), and Deacon Lazarus Sparandera (cleric of St. John of Kronstadt Church).

At the Little Entrance, Priest John Malcom was awarded the right to wear the kamilavka.

The service was sung beautifully by the parish choir in Slavonic and English. The church filled gradually throughout the service, and many of the faithful – including many children – communed of Christ’s Holy Mysteries.

Upon completion of Liturgy, the Frist Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad delivered a sermon on the subject of the Holy Myrrhbearers, and then congratulated everyone with the feast, as well as Fr. Nicholas on the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the holy priesthood.

Diocesan gramotas were bestowed upon parishioners Gregory Melnick ‒ for faithfully reading and singing in church, as well as for delivering sermons in English for the edification of English-speaking parishioners ‒ and Susan Price ‒ for her translation of The Law of God by Archpriest Seraphim Slobodskoy and her dedication to the education of the youth..

After the service, a festal luncheon was offered in the parish hall.


Syracuse, NY: Metropolitan Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Entrance of the Mother of God Church - 05/19/24

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