Archpastoral Visit to Crawfordsville, IN
On October 11-13 Bishop Gregory made his first arch-pastoral visit to Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church.
The weekend was highlighted by the consecration of the parish cemetery adjacent to the church.
On Saturday morning, Bishop Gregory joined the youth of Holy Transfiguration Parish and the neighboring St. Stephen Orthodox Church on a outing to the The Lew Wallace Study, the home of the author of the classic novel, Ben Hurr.
Inside the Wallace Study.
His Grace accompanied these three children on a walk through the beautiful grounds of the Wallace Study.
His Grace dined with the youth at St Stephen's parish hall after the youth outing.
Bishop Gregory arrives at Holy Transfiguration Church, Saturday afternoon to consecrate the new parish cemetery.
Parish children hold the wooden cross that will be planted in the new parish cemetery.
Bishop Gregory blesses the cemetery cross.
Even the youngest members assisted with the planting of the Cross.
Bishop Gregory offers the consecration prayers.
Bishop Gregory blesses a parish altarboy after blessing the grounds of the new cemetery.
After the consecration of the new cemetery, Bishop Gregory gave an inspiring talk about the life after death and the need to prepare for it each day of our life.
Bishop Gregory blesses the food at the fellowship meal.
Parish children present His Grace with flowers.