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Bishop Gregory Meets With The Youth Of the New England Deanery

On Saturday afternoon, June 15, 2013 on his way to Bridgeport, CT for the ordination to the Deaconate of Subdeacon Jonathan Bannon, 2013, His Grace, Bishop Gregory met with the youth of the New England Deanery at St. John The Baptist Church in Stratford, CT (Broadbridge Avenue)

Following the interactive discussion between His Grace and the youth, parents and grandparents present, and the screening of a video about Camp Nazareth, all proceeded to the Church for the celebration of Great Vespers, along with the blessing of three new icons adorning the walls of the Church Narthex and Nave.

Following Vespers, all enjoyed a delicious supper in the Church Hall.
Bishop Gregory spoke about his youth in the Church and how the Lord led him to serve the Church as Bishop.
A large group of young people were in attendance to meet Bishop Gregory.
His Grace and Luke.
Sabrina responds to His Grace's question.
His Grace engages in conversation with Elena.
His Grace engaged even the parents and grandparents in conversation during the youth gathering.
Parish Council President William Bilcheck welcomes His Grace, Bishop Gregory and offers him the traditional gifts of bread and salt.
Very Rev. Protopresbyter Peter Paproski, Pastor of St. John's Parish offers Bishop Gregory the Hand Cross.
His Grace, Bishop Gregory presiding over Great Vespers.
His Grace, Bishop Gregory blesses the Icon of the Dormition of the Mother of God with Holy Chrism.
The youth and deanery faithful with Bishop Gregory.