On December 19, on the holy day of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker our cathedral church in New York celebrated its patronal feast. His Grace, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk led the Divine Liturgy on that occasion. Bishop John was co-served at the Liturgy by a number of clergy including the Rector of St. George Church in Bayside, Archpriest Igor Tarasov.
Festal service at the Cathedral was attended by many faithful, among whom was our parish Warden, Olga Roussanow.
At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy Bishop John performed a short Prayer service before the icon of the parish Patron, St. Nicholas. His Grace also preached a brief homily and greeted the parishioners on the occasion of the patronal feast.
After the Liturgy His Grace, clergy and the faithful continued their celebration of St. Nicholas feast at the luncheon held in the cathedral hall.