On February 7, on the 36th Sunday after Pentecost, as well as feast of the Synaxis of the New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church, our Parish had a nice liturgical service. In the Rector’s absence the Divine Liturgy was served by Priest Aleksiy Paranyuk from St. Nicholas Cathedral. Following the Scripture readings he preached a homily interpreting the Gospel lesson.
At the end of the Liturgy Fr. Aleksiy performed the Memorial service (Litia) to commemorate all the departed who perished or were put to death at the time of godless persecutions of the 20th century.