Bishop John Performs Diaconal Ordination on the Second Day of the Nativity
On Sunday. January 8, the second day after the feast of the Nativity of Christ, the Synaxis of the Holy Mother of God, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Cathedral. His Grace was co-served by the rector of the Church of the Elevation of the Holy Cross Church in Hackettstown, NJ, Archpriest John Kassatkin as well as clerics of the cathedral.
During the Divine Liturgy, after his tonsure to reader and ordination to the subdiaconate, Bishop John ordained Andrew Massey a deacon. Deacon Andrew will fulfill his service at Elevation of the Holy Cross Church.
After the conclusion of the Liturgy, Bishop John delivered a sermon on the topic of the feast as well as greeted the new cleric of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA.
Paschal Epistle of His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk - 04/29/16
Paschal Epistle of His Grace John, Bishop of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA to all the clergy and faithful children of the Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA.
Nativity Epistle of His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk - 01/06/16
“God is with us, understand, all ye nations!” These words of the liturgical hymn, hearkening back to the biblical prophecy of Isaiah about Emmanuel (cf. Is. 7, 14), have become for us a verbal icon of the Nativity Feast..