On Sunday, July 16, the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk led the Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Cathedral in New York City. His Grace was co-served by the Dean of the Central States, Archpriest Roman Star; Priest Christopher Rozdilski, rector of St. Andrew the First-Called Church in East Lansing, MI; Priest Paul Davis, cleric of St. Nicholas Church in Brookside, AL; Deacon Vasily Gross, cleric of St. Andrew Church and clerics of St. Nicholas Cathedral.
At the Little Entrance, for his dedicated service to the Holy Church, Bishop John awarded Fr. Paul Davis the right to wear the Gold Pectoral Cross.
After the Great Entrance, Bishop John then ordained Deacon Vasily to the Holy Priesthood.
At the conclusion of the Liturgy, Bishop John greeted Fr. Roman and the clerics of the Central States Deanery and wished them fortitude in their ministry.
The editors of the website sincerely congratulate Priest Paul and the newly-ordained Priest Vasily, Many Years!