On December 17, on the feast of the Holy Great Martyr Barbara, Rector of St. George Church, Archpriest Igor Tarasov attended clergy meeting of the Eastern States Deanery of the Patriarchal Parishes. It was held at St. John the Baptist Church in Little Falls, NJ.
The meeting was preceded by the Divine Liturgy celebrated by the Deanery clergy and headed by the new Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes, Archpriest Igor Vyzhanov. Since our Rector has a special devotion for St. Barbara, as well as for St. John of Damascus, the Saints honored on that day, he could not miss such an opportunity to serve the Liturgy on that day.
Following the Liturgy the Fathers present at the meeting were offered a modest but delicious lenten lunch at the Parish hall. Then the Dean of Eastern States, Priest Yulian Ryabtsev, headed the meeting. Certain current affairs were discussed. At the conclusion, the Dean and the clergy expressed a desire to hold the next meeting on May 6, 2023, in our St. George Parish, attending our Patronal feast.