Tuesday, June 12, 2007

All Saints of North America

On the second Sunday after Pentecost, each local Orthodox Church commemorates all the saints, known and unknown, who have shone forth in its territory. Accordingly, the Orthodox Church in America remembers the saints of North America on this day.

In our mission, we welcomed Fr Nikolay Miletkov as our visiting priest. On Saturday evening, we were delighted to meet Fr Philip Rogers and his wife, Khouria Kathryn, who have recently been assigned to Archangel Gabriel Antiochian Orthodox Church in Lafayette, Louisiana. After Vespers, a number of us enjoyed an evening of Cajun food and music at Boutin's.

At Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning, Fr Nikolay was assisted at the altar by Alex Tabbal, a graduate student at LSU.

Glory to God for all things!