On Wednesday, September 12, the Rector of St. George Church, Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Archpriest Igor Tarasov attended celebration of the Patronal feast at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ. This is one of the largest ROCOR temples in the United States.
A beautiful liturgical celebration was held in that parish on that festal day of the memory of the Faithful Prince Alexander Nevsky. The service was headed by His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad. He was co-served by His Grace, Bishop Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church and many Orthodox clerics from the ROCOR, Serbian Church, Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, OCA, as well as from other jurisdictions. Fr. Igor joined them praying at the Liturgy in the sanctuary.
Following the liturgical service the celebration continued in the cathedral hall where a festal luncheon was served. Archpriest Igor Tarasov had a speech greeting His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, His Grace, Bishop Irinej, the clergy and the faithful present on behalf of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA on the occasion of the Patronal feast expressing a warm wish of God’s blessings and warm protection of St. Alexander Nevsky.