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Archpastoral Visit to NYC (9/16/18)

Bishop Gregory traveled to St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church in New York City to preside over Hierarchical Liturgy on Sunday September 16, 2018.

Before Divine Liturgy, His Grace Bishop Gregory tonsured Alexander Zarynow to the office of Reader.

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During the Liturgy Bishop Gregory ordained Sub-deacon Vincent Dranginis to the Holy Diaconate.

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At the conclusion of Divine Liturgy, His Grace blessed the newly installed icon in the Sanctuary Baldachin, of the Most Holy Mother of God (The Chalice of Salvation) and conferred the honor of wearing the priestly cross to host pastor, Fr. William Bennett.

A festive brunch followed in the parish fellowship hall.

Photos are courtesy of Paul Krzyzanowski.
Bishop Gregory is greeted with the traditional gifts of bread and salt by parish Vice-President Jan Gajdos.
Archon John Gidicsin offers words of welcome to His Grace on behalf of the Parish.
Fr. William Bennett,the pastor of St. Nicholas Church offers words of welcome to Bishop Gregory and presents him with the parish hand cross.
Prior to the start of Liturgy, Alexander Zarynow, a parishioner of St. Nicholas parish is led to His Grace Bishop Gregory for ordination as Reader by his Father, Fr. Peter Zarynow and host paster, Fr. William Bennett.
The tonsure.
AXIOS!
The Small Entrance.
Reader Theodoros chants the Epistle reading.
The Great Entrance.
Bishop Gregory commemorates the hierarchs of the Churc.h.
Following the Great Entrance, Subdeacon Vincent Dranginis was led by Fr. William and Fr. Peter to His Grace for ordination to the Diaconate.
Bishop Gregory blessed Subdeacon Vincent to offer a few words prior to his ordination.
Subdeacon Vincent is lead around the altar by Fr. William.
Subdeacon Vincent reverences the altar table.
The Laying on of Hands.
"the Grace Divine which fills that which is imperfect, ordains the Subdeacon to the Holy Diaconate.
AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!
Deacon Vincent offers his first Litany as Deacon.
At the conclusion of Divine Liturgy, BIshop Gregory blessed the newly installed icon of the Mother of God (Chalice of Salvation).
Bishop Gregory anoints the new icon with Holy Chrism.
Bishop Gregory anoints the new icon with Holy Chrism.
At the conclusion of Liturgy, Bishop Gregory conferred the honor of wearing the priestly pectoral cross to Fr. William.
Bishop Gregory offering prayers honoring Fr. William with the privilege of weaing the priestly pectoral cross.
Bishop Gregory offering prayers honoring Fr. William with the privilege of weaing the priestly pectoral cross.
Bishop Gregory offering prayers honoring Fr. William with the privilege of weaing the priestly pectoral cross.
Bishop Gregory presents Fr. William with the priestly cross.
AXIOS!!!!
Bishop Gregory with co-celebrating clergy.
Bishop Gregory with Deacon Vincent.
Bishop Gregory with newly ordained Deacon Vincent and his wife Christyn.
Bishop Gregory with Fr. William, Pani Ileana and baby Helen.
The Zarynow Family.
Fr. William blesses the food.
The delicious spread.
No party is complete without a cake or two!
Parishioners enjoying fellowship.
Happy to be at the party!
Enjoying the food.
Happy to be at the party!
Baby Helen
HIs Grace, cuts the cake.