On Sunday, August 20, Archbishop MICHAEL of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey celebrated the Hierarchical Liturgy at Holy Apostles Church. Reader Robert West, a parishioner of Holy Apostles who is now studying at St. Tikhon's Seminary and has spent the summer assisting Archbishop Michael in his travels, was blessed to serve with the orarion (subdiaconal stole). Reader Ivan Bazarov, having completed the St. Tikhon's Diaconal Formation program this past Spring, was ordained to the Holy Diaconate during the Liturgy.
We were joined by many local clergy and singers for this festive occasion. In the afternoon, Holy Apostles parish also hosted the New York State Deanery's annual clergy picnic at nearby Myers Park. Local clergy and their families, along with parishioners, were able to enjoy food, fellowship, and swimming in Cayuga Lake.
We give thanks for this joyous day, and pray that God will preserve our beloved Archbishop, Deacon Ivan, Reader Robert, and all our clergy and the people of this parish for many blessed years.