On Sunday, July 31, our Rector, Archpriest Igor Tarasov, as the Dean of Eastern States was invited by His Grace, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk to join him in visitation to St. John the Baptist Parish in Little Falls, NJ. Bishop John headed the Divine Liturgy there. His Grace was co-served by Fr. Igor, newly-appointed St. John’s Rector, Priest Aleksey Paranyuk and Deacon Mark Rashkov, cleric of St. Nicholas Cathedral in New York City.
At the conclusion of the Liturgy, Bishop John delivered a sermon on the Sunday Gospel reading and officially introduced Fr. Aleksey to the parish.
Interaction between Bishop John, Fr. Igor and parishioners of St. John the Baptist continued in the parish refectory during which a festive meal in honor of His Grace’s visit was held.