On Saturday, September 12, Rector of St. George Church, 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 Grace, Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan. He was co-served by many Orthodox clerics including Fr. Igor Tarasov. That celebration consisted of the Divine Liturgy and a Prayer service performed along with the procession around the temple.
Following the liturgical service the celebration continued in the parish refectory where a festal luncheon was served. Our Rector had an opportunity to interact with Bishop Nicholas and with the clergy and presenting some of them with the copies of his books of talks on the Nicene Creed and on the Church History. Fr. Igor also visited the cathedral store where he purchased some liturgical vessels to be used in our parish.