27th Sunday after Pentecost. Patronal Feast at the Synodal Cathedral in New York

On December 10th Russian Orthodox Church honors the icon of Our Lady of the Sign, also known as the Kursk Root Icon. This is the patronal feast of the ROCOR Synodal Cathedral in New York. This year marks the 65th anniversary of that holy image being held in that temple. On that day, on the 27th Sunday after Pentecost, our parish priest, Father Eutychius blessed St. George parishioners to join him in celebration of that patronal feast.

Fr. Eutychius prayed at the All-Night Vigil at the cathedral on Saturday, December 9. Then, on Sunday, he attended celebration of the festal Divine Liturgy. Our Warden, Olga Roussanow was also present and prayed at the Liturgy in the temple. Some other parishioners came also, and Maria Malyshev volunteered to help in the kitchen.

Officiating all the services was Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, co-served by many bishops and clergy from the ROCOR, Moscow Patriarchate, Serbian Church and the OCA.

Upon conclusion of the Liturgy, the hierarchs and clergy served a short moleben before the Kursk Root Icon.

After the services on Sunday a festal banquet was held in the cathedral hall.