On March 4, the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York visited Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Brooklyn, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.
His Eminence was co-served by Archpriest Paul Ivanov (parish rector) and Protodeacons Vadim Gan (cleric of the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign) and Dionysius Lvov. The parish choir sang diligently and beautifully.
Upon completion of Liturgy, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad addressed the gathered faithful with a sermon on the holy Hierarch Gregory Palamas and the spiritual undertaking of the Fast.
After the kissing of the Cross, a lenten luncheon was served in the parish hall.