Archbishop Justinian Visits Soutthampton Church
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Southampton, NY – On Sunday, December 11, 2011, the Kimisis Parish of Southampton welcomed His Eminence Archbishop Justinian of Naro-Fominsk, the Representative of the Moscow Patriarchate in the USA who presided at the Divine Liturgy. Archbishop Justinian was accompanied by the Very Rev. Mitered Archpriest Alexander Golubov and the clergy (priests, deacons and sub-deacons) of the St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York City. The Divine Liturgy was served entirely in Church Slavonic with the members of the St. Nicholas Cathedral Choir chanting a magnificent Liturgy in the finest Russian tradition. The church was filled to more than capacity as many members of the local, Russian, Belo-Russian and Ukrainian communities came to join their fellow Orthodox Christian brothers and sisters in worship.
His Eminence blesses with the dikiri candle.
The Kimisis Parish clergy, Protopresbyter Alexander Karloutsos and Fr. Constantine Lazarakis, welcomed Archbishop Justinian Saturday evening the 11th at the annual Parish Christmas Tree lighting. This event was followed by a dinner hosted in His Eminence’s honor, together with his clergy. Fr. Mark Arey, Director of Inter-Orthodox Relations for the Archdiocese was also present.