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.