Feast day of Sts Peter and Paul - 07/12/11

On July 12,  the feast day of St Peter and Paul Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada came to preside over the services which were attended by many pilgrims, the Russian Scouts (ORUR) and students from the Summer Music School. At the end of the service the 30th anniversary of Archimandrite Luke's ordination to the priesthood was commemorated. A special word of greeting was given by Archbishop Gabriel and on behalf of the monastery brotherhood, Hieromonk Theophylact expressed the brotherhood's support and prayers for his work as abbot and the continuation of the missionary work of the Monastery. Flowers and a prayer rope made by one of the seminarians were presented to Fr Luke. May God grant Fr Luke health and guidance to continue his labors for the good of the Church.