On August 8, on the 7th Sunday after Pentecost, St. George parish family had a nice liturgical celebration. Divine Liturgy in our temple was served by our Rector, Archpriest Igor Tarasov and our guest, Priest Nenad Flora, Rector of the mission parish in Dominican Republic.
Following the Gospel lesson Fr. Nenad preached a homily on the appointed reading. He stressed that our Lord Jesus Christ extended His grace manifested in His healing power to cure all the illnesses and diseases among the people. Being His Church, we have to appreciate His grace and actively support our parishes.
During the Litany of Fervent Supplication, the Rector proclaimed a petition beseeching the Lord to spare the faithful from the outbreak of the disease.
The choir prayerfully performed the Theotokian hymns during preparation for Holy Communion.
After the dismissal of the Liturgy the Rector had a speech reminding the parishioners of different minor feasts and commemorated Saints during the past and following weeks. He also congratulated Paraskeva Kosmidis on her name day, expressing his heartfelt wishes, proclaiming a Polychronion on her behalf and handing to her the Theotokian prosphora.
After the service Fr. Igor, Fr. Nenad and parishioners enjoyed coffee and refreshments, as well as a nice conversation.