The third day of the retreat began with Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral, with the altarboys singing the responses. After Liturgy and breakfast they headed off again for Windber, St. Nicholas Church in Homestead and finally to PNC Park in Pittsburgh to watch the Pirates play the Cubs. On Wednesday, after morning prayers and breakfast, the altarboys departed for their home parishes
The Altarboys processed to the Cathedral from the Seminary.
"Blessed is the Kingdom...."
The altarboys sang the responses to Divine Liturgy with power and beauty.
Peter receives the blessing to read the Epistle.
"The Reading is from the Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Romans..."
Very Rev. Protopresbyter James Dutko offered the homily.
"The Priest Peter, receives the Most Precious Body of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ..."
"Receive the Body of Christ"
"O God save Your people and bless Your inheritance!"
His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas distributed Antidoron at the conclusion of Divine Liturgy.
Altarboy Retreat 2009 Participants
Very Rev. Protopresbyter John Fedornock with his grandsons.
Very Rev. David Cochran, with altarboys from St. John the Baptist Church of Bridgeport, CT.
Father Stephen Loposky of St. Mary's Church in Corning New York, with his sons, Joshua, Nicholas and Samuel.
Very Rev. Protopresbyter Peter Paproski with altarboys from St. John the Baptist Church of Stratford, CT (Broadbridge Ave)
PNC Park, the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates
The sea of blue - Cubs colors in the midst of PNC Park - was that a smart idea?
"Glory to You our God, Glory to You!" Fr. Michael Chendorain led his group in morning prayer.
Very Rev. Protopresbyter Luke Mihaly led his church group in morning prayers at the Cathedral Cross Shrine.
His Eminence speaks with Bogdan, who is originally from the Ukraine