Dear Fathers and Brothers,
Christ is in our midst!
We invite you and your parishioners to the great consecration of our Protection of the Mother of God Church in Rochester, NY!
+ The address of our church is 100 Stanford Drive, Rochester, NY 14610-2310.
+ The consecration is scheduled for Monday, September 6 (Labor Day Monday).
+ Metropolitan Hilarion, Bishop Nicholas, and Bishop Luke will perform the blessing.
+ The wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God is expected to be present.
+ We will be serving in blue vestments.
+ After the consecration, a festive banquet is scheduled.
+ We invite ALL to take part in this great and unique celebration.
+ Preliminary schedule for our church consecration festivities:
Sunday, September 5, 2021
- 6:30 PM All-Night Vigil of the Dedication of the Temple.
Monday, September 6, 2021
- 8:30 AM Meeting and vesting of Bishops Nicholas and Luke.
- 9:00 AM Meeting & Vesting of the Metropolitan.
~ 9:30 Consecration Service & Divine Liturgy.
- 3:00 - 6:00 PM Festive Banquet at the Inn on Broadway.
We invite all to take part in the festive meal to celebrate the joyful and gracious consecration of our temple on September 6, 2021.
Banquet time: 3:00 - 6:00 PM.
Banquet Location: Inn on Broadway 26 Broadway, Rochester, NY 14607
For priests and deacons who respond before August 17, admission to the banquet is free. Dear fathers, please send a short e-mail to the address: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you will be at the consecration and at the banquet.
For lay people, banquet tickets are: $50 for adults, $16 for children under 12.
Tickets can be bought online with a credit card or PayPal. Click here. This will lead you to our consecration page at the bottom of which you can order tickets.
All are welcome!
We hope and pray that all will go according to plan, but if the Banquet needs to be postponed because of COVID, we will be happy to refund those who request it.