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Consecration of St Mary Church - Painted Post, NY (Fri 4/1/22)

On Friday April 1, 2022, with great joy, the faithful of St Mary Orthodox Church of Painted Post, NY, welcomed His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory to their community for the Consecration of their new Church.

Photos show scenes from the Reception of Relics and Vespers celebrated on Friday Evening in preparation for the Consecration of the Church the following day.

See Photos of The Consecration Ceremony and First Liturgy on Sat April 2 here:

Entrance into St. Mary’s Church with the Sacred Relics
Metropolitan Gregory Incenses the Holy Relics Brought into the new Church
Fr. Daniel Mahler intones the Trisagion Prayer as Vespers Begins
Deacon Charles Ellis Intones the Litany of Peace
Seminarian Sam Loposky Intones an Old Testament reading at Vespers
The Second Old Testament Reading was chanted by Reader Gabriel Thomas from St John the Baptist Church of Nesquehoning, PA.
Metropolitan Gregory Explains the Procedures for the Consecration of the Holy Altar
Soap, sponges, Towels and Sacred Oils are in place of the Saturday morning Consecration of the Altar
Enjoying fellowship after Vespers.
Josh and Cheyenne Glass were the first couple married in the new St. Mary’s Church on January 22, 2022