On April 3, on the Third Sunday of Lent, the Rector of St. George Church, Archpriest Igor Tarasov, Dean of the Eastern States of the Patriarchal Parishes participated in one of the traditional Lenten Mission Vespers served in our Deanery. This day such service had been celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church in Little Falls (a.k.a. Singac), NJ.
Mission Vespers was headed by Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes, Archpriest George Konyev and co-served by our Rector, Archpriest Igor Tarasov, as well as by Archpriest John Kassatkin, Rector of the Holy Cross Church in Hackettstown, NJ, Archpriest Andrew Keith-Lowe, Rector of St. John the Baptist Church in Little Falls, NJ, and Hieromonk Stephen (Bushman), cleric of the Three Saints Church in Garfield, NJ.
After the Vespers dismissal the Parish Rector expressed his gratitude to the clergy and lay people present for their participation in the Mission service. Following the church service, a light supper was offered to the guests of the Little Falls church in its parish hall.