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Archpastoral Visit to St. Nectarios Church, Lakeland, FL (11/7/21)

On the weekend of November 5-7, 2021, His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory made an Archpastoral Visit to St. Nectarios Church in Lakeland Florida, to honor the parish feast day.

His Eminence's visit was rescheduled from last year at this time, due to the pandemic, when the parish celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Repose of St. Nectarios.
President of the Parish Council, Natalie Pope, welcomes Metropolitan Gregory with the traditional gifts of bread and salt.
Phoenix George Sierra being tonsured Reader
John Sierra being tonsured as Reader
Keith Matthew Queen being tonsured as Reader
Subdeacons Keith Matthew Queen & John Sierra
Fr. Demetrious Glimidakis hands the Gospel to Metropolitan Gregory for the blessing
Metropolitan Gregory offering the sermon
The newly ordained subdeacons stand at attention before the iconostasis while Metropolitan Gregory offers the homily.
Bishop Gregory censes faithful during the Cherubic Hymn.
Metropolitan Gregory censing the Holy Gifts held by Fr. Demetrious Glimidakis while acolyte Peter Glimidakis looks on.
Metropolitan Gregory censing the Holy Gifts held by Fr. Demetrious Glimidakis while acolyte Peter Glimidakis and subdeacons John Sierra & Keith Matthew Queen look on.
Jacob Theophan Anderson tonsured as Reader
Metropolitan Gregory with the new subdeacons: Keith Matthew Queen and John Sierra
Metropolitan Gregory with the newly tonsured readers (Phoenix George Sierra & Jacob Theophan Anderson) and subdeacons (Keith Matthew Queen & John Sierra)
Metropolitan Gregory with newly blessed Acolytes: Evan Michael Queen, Peter Glimidakis & Logan Michael Lewis
Metropolitan Gregory greets the youngest member of the parish, Asher Keith, while his proud father, Alan Cornelius Keith looks on.
Metropolitan Gregory was delighted to greet, sons of the Diocese, Josef Samilenko and Joey Korba who recently moved to Florida
Metropolitan Gregory is presented with flowers at the luncheon following Divine Liturgy.