On April 2, on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Rector of St. George Church, Archpriest Igor Tarasov, Dean of the Eastern States of the Patriarchal Parishes participated in this year’s third Lenten Mission Vespers served in our Deanery. This day the service had been celebrated at the Three Hierarchs Church in Garfield, NJ.
Mission Vespers was headed by the parish Rector, 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, Priest Aleksiy Paranyuk, Rector of St. John the Baptist Church in Little Falls, NJ, Deacon Nicholas DeGraaff, cleric of the Three Saints Church in Garfield, NJ and Deacon Andrew Massey, cleric of the Holy Cross Church in Hackettstown, NJ.
Following the Great Prokimenon a sermon in English was delivered by Deacon Andrew Massey.
After the Vespers dismissal parish Rector expressed his gratitude to the clergy and lay people present for their participation in the Mission service. Following the service in the temple, coffee and sweets were offered to the guests of the Garfield church in its parish hall.