On Thursday, January 7, the great feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada paid an archpastoral visit to Our Lady "Unexpected Joy" Church in Staten Island, NY, where he celebrated the festal Divine Liturgy.
Concelebrating with His Eminence at Liturgy were parish rector Abbot Vladimir (Zgoba) and Deacon Eugene Grigoriak (cleric of the Church of Our Lady "The Inexhaustible Chalice" in Brooklyn, NY).
Upon completion of Liturgy, Archbishop Gabriel addressed the gathered faithful with a sermon on the subject of the feast – the joyous and world-renewing event of the Incarnation of the Word of God.
The rector then thanked His Eminence for his visit and shared prayers.
After the service, a festal luncheon was served in the parish hall.