Parish Feast 2011

Patronal Feast 2011

It was a great joy for our parish to welcome our Archbishop, as well as so many visiting clergy, friends and guests to the celebration of our Patronal Feast on 13th / 26th August. His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill celebrated the Divine Liturgy with six concelebrating priests as well as our parish deacon, amidst a church filled with the faithful. During the Cross procession, many of St John's former orphans gathered from surrounding regions -- as is the tradition each year on this Feast -- to bear at the head of the procession of the faithful the banner of St Tikhon that accompanied them from Shanghai. A joyful trapeza, provided by the parish Sisterhood, followed the services. We hope to be able to provide a small selection of photographs from the Feast very soon.

A written and photo-report of our 2011 parish Feast day appeared on the Synod web site, and can be found by clicking here (see also: Русский).