On Saturday, December 19, the feast of the Holy Hierarch Nicholas, Wonderworker of Myra in Lycia, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, paid an archpastoral visit to St. Nicholas Church in Enfield, CT and led the parish’s patronal feast day. His Grace accompanied the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God in her visitation to the parish, and the divine services were held under the aegis of the Protectress of the Russian Diaspora.
On Saturday morning, Bishop Nicholas celebrated the Divine Liturgy, co-served by Archpriest Michael Crowley (dean of New England), parish rector Archpriest Brendan Crowley, Archpriest Constantine Semyanko (cleric of Holy Presentation Church in Stratford, CT), Protodeacon Alexander Jarostchuk (cleric of Holy Epiphany Church in Boston, MA), and Deacon Alexander Doohovskoy (cleric of St. Xenia Church in Methuen, MA).
Upon completion of the service, a short moleben was served with a procession around the church, carrying the Kursk Root Icon and the icon of St. Nicholas. After Liturgy, a bountiful luncheon was offered for the clergy and faithful in the parish hall.