Bishop John Performs Archpastoral Visit to St. Gregory Church
On Sunday, July 9, the feast of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk led the Divine Liturgy in St. Gregory the Theologian Church in Tampa, FL. His Grace was co-served by parish rector Archpriest Andrey Kovaelv as well as parish and visiting clergy.
At the conclusion of the Liturgy, Bishop John delivered a sermon on the topic of the Sunday Gospel reading. Afterwards, Bishop John presented Archpastoral Gramotas to Peter Schweitzer, lead organizer of a new hospice care center and Yury Dukin, founder of the new internet radio-station operating under the auspices of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA. Additional information about these new institutions will be published shortly.
After a lenten luncheon served in the parish hall, Bishop John inspected the parish grounds as well as the on-going restoration work being performed in the former church building.
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