The Archpastoral Visit of Metropolitan Hilarion - 01/14/12

On Saturday, January 14, on the feast of the Circumcision of the Lord and St. Basil the Great, our parish was honored by an archpastoral visit of our beloved Metropolitan Hilarion, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad,  where he celebrated the Divine Liturgy in our Church.  His Eminence was co-served by Archpriest Vasily Lickwar (rector of Holy Dormition Church in Cumberland, RI – OCA), Archpriest George Lardas (rector of St. Nicholas Church in Stratford, CT), Priest Brendan Crowley (rector of St. Nicholas Church in West Springfield, MA), Priest Nicholas Dellerman (rector of St. Nicholas Church in Norwich - OCA), and parish clerics: rector Priest Kevin Kalish and Protodeacon Nicholas Drobot.

During the Sixth Hour, Metropolitan Hilarion tonsured parishioner Nicholas Tague a reader. During the Small Entrance, Metropolitan Hilarion bestowed upon the rector, Fr. Kevin, the right to wear the nabedrennik.

Upon completion of the Liturgy, the parish sisterhood organized a bountiful luncheon for all.