Despite it being a work day, many of our neighbors attended the Divine Liturgy on this blessed feast, officiated by Bishop Luke and concelebrated by the monastery clergy. As we like to say, it is the feast of all of our guardian ange
This feast is also the anniversary of the repose of the ever-memorable Metropolitan Philaret, the third First-Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, a prolific sermonizer and known throughout the Orthodox world for his stance against ecumenism. As has been our tradition, since his death in 1985, a litya was served at the end of the Divine Liturgy in his memory. Also commemorated was Protopresbyter Michael Pomazansky, the last surviving graduate of the Kievan Spiritual Academy before the Revolution, known for his sober views on Orthodox dogmatic theology. This was his Name’s Day
Also prayed for and commemorated were the numerous people, clergy and neighbors alike, who celebrated today their Name’s Day. May God preserve the all in piety and good health.