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Holy Transfiguration Consecration Part 3

Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission in Crawfordsville, Indiana celebrated the consecration of their newly constructed church on the weekend of November 6-7, 2010 which was presided over by His Grace, Bishop Daniel of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA , on behalf of His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas.

The festivities began with the celebration of Great Vespers and Litya on Saturday Evening, which was followed by a Fellowship meal in the parish hall. Sunday Morning began with the celebration of the Consecration of the Church which was followed by Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and a celebratory banquet.

The posted photos, courtesy of Toni Milak show scenes from Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and the Celebratory Banquet Sunday Nov. 7, 2010.

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Reader Justin Miller reads the epistle lesson.
Deacon Marko Bogovich of St Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Indianapolis presents the Holy Gifts to His Grace Bishop Daniel during the Great Entrance.
Nectaria, 4, assists her father and uncle at the chanter stand.
Bishop Daniel presents the Holy Gifts to the faithful
Deacon Marko assists Bishop Daniel in preparing to offer Holy Communion during the first Divine Liturgy in the newly-consecrated Holy Transfiguration Church.
Bishop Daniel bends down to offer Holy Communion to Joanna Meece
"O God Save Your People and Bless Your Inheritance..." Bishop Daniel blessing the faithful with the chalice.
Fr. Alexis offers a few words at the close of the Divine Liturgy served in his newly-consecrated mission parish, Holy Transfiguration of Crawfordsville, Indiana.
Fr. Alexis offers a few words at the close of the Divine Liturgy served in his newly-consecrated mission parish, Holy Transfiguration of Crawfordsville, Indiana.
Subdeacon Daniel Meece,Deacon Marko reader Justin Miller, Subdeacon Timothy Eads, Fr. Gregory Allard, Fr. Alexis Miller, Bishop Daniel, Fr. Samuel Sherry, Fr Radislov Filipovich and reader John Miller
Fr. Alexis Miller poses for a photo with His Grace Bishop Daniel on November 7, 2010, after the consecration of his mission parish, Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church in Crawfordsville, Indiana
The children of Holy Transfiguration present Bishop Daniel with flowers at the celebration lunch following the church’s consecration and Divine Liturgy.
Friends of Holy Transfiguration parish from near and far come to celebrate the church’s consecration. A luncheon was held at Christ Lutheran Church Hall.
Fr. Alexis thanked the many people who helped to make the day’s events possible.
His Grace Bishop Daniel spoke briefly at Fr. Alexis’s request, and presented Fr. Alexis with a beautiful print of an icon.
Following the celebration lunch and presentations, there was music and folk dancing, including a live performance by Isaac Miller, Fr. Alexis’s youngest son, on the bagpipes.
The children had a great time dancing around at the celebration following the consecration and Divine Liturgy.
The Holy Transfiguration parish family, at the time of the consecration of the church. Each family was presented with a beautiful icon of the Mother of God and a rose to commemorate the historical event in the life of the parish. Christopher and Diane Coyne, Virgil and Arlene Lawrence, Justin and Anne Miller and Nectaria and Jacob, John Miller, Dan and Anna Meece and granddaughter Joanna, Father Alexis and Pani Nina Miller and Isaac and Lucy, Nicetas Nevils, Timothy Eads, and William and Hannah Vazquez and Euphemia.