Over the weekend of March 1st to 3rd, 2013 His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa made his first pastoral visit to Morgantown, WV. His Grace was able to meet with the parishioners of St. Mary's on Friday evening.
On Saturday, he was able to join West Virginia University OCF students and their friends from other local colleges and many visitors at a Pre-Lenten Retreat. His Grace gave two well-received lectures over the course of the day.
On Sunday, he was able to celebrate the Divine Liturgy at St. Mary's and join the faithful downstairs for a delicious meal.
Watch Video of Bishop Gregory's Homily: acrod.org/consecration/bishopmultimedia/4912/bg-homily-3-...
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The Church prior to Divine Liturgy
The snow was unable to keep the faithful away from Church.
Church President, David Smith greets His Grace to his Church of St. Mary's in Morgantown, WV
Bishop Gregory at the Throne
The Little Entrance with the Gospel Book.
Andy Sabak chants the epistle.
Mike Rohozen faithfully holds the troitsa candles during the Gospel reading.
Father Matthew reads the Gospel Reading for the Sunday of the Prodigal Son.
Bishop Gregory censes prior to the Great Entrance.
The congregation participating in the Divine Liturgy
Bishop Gregory made sure we had a nice big group shot taken of his first pastoral visit.
Bishop Gregory and the faithful photographer George
His Grace blessing the new elevator at St. Mary's.
The beautiful cake with the Episcopal Seal of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa.
Some of the ladies of St. Mary's enjoying time together.
Bishop Gregory & Seraphim
The Youth of St. Mary's offer His Grace flowers of welcome.
Bishop Gregory was able to speak with many of the faithful.
Bishop Gregory greets the faithful at the meal in the Church Hall.