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Archpastoral Visit to Niles, IL (12/11/22)

On Sunday December 11, 2022, His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory made an Archpastoral Visit to St. Michael Orthodox Church in Niles, IL

Posted photos show scenes from the Archpastoral Visit.
Church Board President, Archon Wesley A. Stinich, greets and welcomes Metropolitan Gregory to St. Michael's Church in Niles, Illinois on December 11, 2022.
Father Samuel Sherry, Pastor, presents the Church Hand Cross and welcomes His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory.
Eis Polla Eti Despota! Many Years, Master!
Father Deacon Peter Sodini incenses prior to the Liturgy assisted by alter server, Vasilios.
The Little Entrance.
Church Board members hold candles during the Liturgy.
The Cherubic Hymn.
Reading of the Gospel.
The Great Entrance.
Choir Director,Emil Misichko, led the choir in making joyful sounds unto the Lord!
Installation of Vasilios as an Acolyte at St. Michael's.
Children receive Blessed Bread at the conclusion of the Hierachical Divine Liturgy.
Madison presented roses to His Eminence.
Several of the parish youth pose for a photo after welcoming Metropolitan Gregory at the luncheon.
St. Michael's parish helped celebrate Metropolitan Gregory's Anniversary as Bishop!
Timing was perfect to also celebrate his Birthday!
A delicious luncheon was served thanks to the kitchen workers!
New Acolyte Vasilios with Metropolitan Gregory, Father Sam, and Deacon Peter at the conclusion of the luncheon. St. Michael's parish was honored and blessed that His Eminence was able to be with us!