On Saturday, September 28, the eve of the observed feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, Interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA visited our St. George Church, where he led Great Vespers and Litia being co-served by our Rector and Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes, Archpriest Igor Tarasov.
At the end of the service Bishop Matthew was greeted by Fr. Igor, who on behalf of the parish thanked him for the visit and assured His Grace of fervent prayers of the faithful of the parish. Bishop Matthew then congratulated those gathered with the ongoing feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, and in memory of the hierarchical service in St. George Church presented the parishioners with small icons of the Iveron Icon of the Mother of God.
Following the service His Grace, the Rector and our parishioners enjoyed a delicious supper prepared by our wonderful cooks and a nice conversation.