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Bishop Gregory Visits Windber - Sunday April 14, 2013

On Sunday April 14, 2013, His Grace, Bishop Gregory made his first pastoral visitation to Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Windber PA.

His Grace celebrated the Hierarchical Divine LIturgy, assisted by Very Rev. Fr. Miles Zdinak, Pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Church.

At the conclusion of Divine Liturgy, His Grace, engaged in a dialogue with the faithful and youth in attendance.

Following Liturgy, a Lenten Brunch in honor of His Grace was held in the parish hall.

Parish President prepares to greet His Grace Bishop Gregory with the traditional bread and salt
Procession enters into the Church
His Grace is greeted as he enters the church
His Grace gives his blessing when greeted at the entrance of the church
Altar servers await the entrance of His Grace
Fr. Miles Zdinak greets His Grace with the cross as he enters the church
His Grace enters into the church to begin the Divine Liturgy
Altar servers and faithful await the entrance of His Grace
You have entered o Archpriest
The servers enter into the church
His Grace gives the blessing after entering into the Church
Officers of the parish process in with church banners and the Gospel.
His Grace take his place on the episcopal throne
His Grace gives the homily
His Grace censes before the Great Entrance
His Grace prepares the celebrants for the Great Entrance
The Great Entrance
His Grace offers prayers during the Great Entrance
Master Bless!
His Grace offers the dismissal at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy
His Grace address the faithful after the service
His Grace give a personal talk with the faithful of the parish
His Grace opens a discussion with the faithful about the life of the parish and our rule in worship... Liturgy.
A final blessing to the faithful
His Grace came to the parish hall to share a meal with the parishioners
His Grace is greeted by some of the youth of the parish
The youth present His Grace with roses as a welcome to the parish
His Grace talks to parish Archon Lou Mihalko and his family during the luncheon
Many Years Master!