On April 7, on the Annunciation of the Most Holy Mother of God, our neighboring parish, a Russian Orthodox Church in Flushing, NY celebrated its Patronal feast. The Rector of St. George Church, Archpriest Igor Tarasov visited that temple and participated in its celebration. Vespers with the Divine Liturgy was served by His Grace, Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan with the ROCOR clergy and Fr. Igor concelebrating.
Some of our parishioners, including our Warden, Olga Roussanow attended that celebration.
Following the beautiful hierarchical service clergy and the faithful continued the Patronal feast celebration in the church hall. They had an opportunity to enjoy lenten but delicious meals and a nice company. Members of the clergy made toasts having interesting and instructive speeches. Our Rector, Fr. Igor had a speech also. He welcomed our Flushing neighbors to visit our temple, inviting them to come for our own Patronal feast of St. George (on May 6). He also expressed a desire that the brotherly ties between our parishes, as well as between Patriarchal Parishes and the ROCOR will become stronger and have a fruitful and successful future.