This weekend the monastery was blessed with the visit of our spiritual benefactor, His Eminence, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada. Vladyka is a firm supporter of his Alma Mater and whenever he is able, makes the five-hour trip to the monastery. This time was for the purpose of ordaining his hierodeacon, Fr. Sergiy Gusakov, to be a hieromonk.
The Divine Liturgy on Sunday was served with the usual prayerful mood and with great solemnity with the presence of the monastery’s many pilgrms. We pray to God that He will aid His servant, Hieromonk Sergiy, to become familiar with the church’s services and fulfill his desire to practice the different kind of services and become familiar with the church’s typicon. And we thank Vladyka once again for his prayers and his support.
Fr. Hieromonk Sergiy will be serving in a new mission of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad in Calgary, province of Alberta, Canada.