On March 25, on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Rector of St. George Church, Archpriest Igor Tarasov, Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes headed this year’s third Lenten Mission Vespers served in our Deanery. This day the service had been celebrated at St. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Passaic, NJ. Our Parish Warden, Olga Roussanow as well as our parishioner Moses Dunetz attended that service.
At the mission Vespers Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes and our Rector was co-served by Priest Aleksiy Paranyuk, Dean of the Eastern States and Rector of St. John the Baptist Church in Little Falls, NJ; Archpriest Emil Minkovich, Rector of St. Peter and Paul Church in Elizabeth, NJ; Archpriest John Kassatkin, Rector of the Holy Cross Church in Hackettstown, NJ; Archpriest George Konyev, Rector of the Three Saints Church in Garfield, NJ; Priest Stephen Kaznica, Rector of St. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Passaic, NJ; Hieromonk Stephen (Bushman), cleric of the Deanery; and Deacon Andrew Massey, cleric of the Holy Cross Church in Hackettstown, NJ.
Following the Great Prokimenon a sermon in English was delivered by Hieromonk Stephen (Bushman).
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, a supper was offered to the guests of the Passaic Cathedral in its parish hall.