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Diocesan Faithful Meet Fr. Grigorios

On Tuesday June 19, 2012, the clergy and faithful of the diocese in the eastern sector of the diocese gathered at St. George's Orthodox Church in Taylor, PA for the celebration of the Supplication Service to the Most Holy-Mother of God.

In attendance at the service was Very Rev. Archimandrite Grigorios (Tatsis) a candidate for ruling Bishop of the diocese.

At the conclusion of the service, Fr. Grigorios gave an inspiring homily that reflected on the need for personal spiritual growth, and the necessity for witnessing to the beauty and truth of Orthodoxy in the arena of contemporary culture.

Following a meet and greet reception for the faithful of the diocese, The clergy of the diocese had an opportunity after lunch to speak with Fr. Grigorios in an open, and candid format.

The posted photos show scenes from the day's events.

St George's Church in Taylor, PA was the host for the Moleben Service to the Most-Holy-Mother of God and the "Meet and Greet" Reception for Archimandrite Grigorios (Tatsis)
The beautiful interior of St. George's Churchh.
Fr. Grigorios Tatsis.
Scores of Diocesan Clergy were in attendance
The Great Censing.
All priests present participated in the Moleben Service.
The Reading of the Gospel.
"O Mary Mother of God, Pray For Us!..." Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro leads the faithful in prayerful supplication to the Most- Holy Theotokos.
Fr. Grigorios was the homilist .
"We must live our lives as if this was our last day on earth.."
" The Youth are not the future of the Church, they ARE full members of the Church...."
Seraphim enjoyed the homily as well!
The faithful listen intently to the homily preached by Fr. Grigorios.
Clergy and Faithful in attendance enjoyed fellowship with one another in the Parish Social Hall following the Moleben.
Enjoying fellowship
Fr. Grigorios personally greeted everyone in attendance.
Father Maxym Lysack discusses our Orthodox parishes in Canada with Fr. Tatsis during the priest's meeting
Fr. Michael Kleban asks a question.