Metropolitan Hilarion led the joint service of North and South Carolina at Cheraw State Park
On Saturday October 24th, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad has paid an archpastoral visit to the Holy Trinity Church in Mebane, NC. At the Divine Liturgy His Eminence has been co-celebrated with the parish rector hiermonk Gabriel (Kvasnikov), rector of the Charlotte parish archpriest Alexander Logunov, priest Alexander Stepanenko and deacon Dionisy Lvov. During the service of the hours, the parish acolyte Vladimir Breadshaw has been ordained a reader. At the small entrance, according to the decision of the synod of bishops, archpriest Alexander Logunov has received his next liturgical award: epigonation (palitza). At the completion of the Eucharistic Canon, a cleric of the parish in Charlotte Ioann Makarov has been ordained a deacon. The service has been accompanied by pious chanting of the parish choir directed by reader Andrei Semianko. The parishioners have prepared a picnic, which the head of the Russian Church Abroad has used to discuss the current issues of the orthodox life in the South of the USA.
From August 24 to 27 work was carried out on the change of the septic system. It is now capable of handling a larger number of people. This is very important, since our parish is growing. May the Lord protect all who support the development of our community.
Dear brothers and sisters,
Thanks to your donations, work on the complete replacement of the septic system (for drainage of waste water) will begin on Monday, August 24.
May the Lord protect all who helped and will help in carrying out this work. Our church (building and territory) is property of the community. Therefore, I am sure that we all, according to our capability, will strive to take care of the place where we can pray to God in common.
May the Lord protect you.
Rector Holy Trinity Orthodox Church,
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