On the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan officiated the All-Night Vigil on Monday the 14th and celebrated Divine Liturgy on Tuesday the 15th of February. Serving alongside His Grace were: cathedral dean Archpriest Andrei Sommer, Protodeacon Nicolas Mokhoff (cathedral cleric), and Hierodeacon Panteleimon (Jigalin; diocesan cleric). Isaiah Trofimenko led the Synodal choir.
Despite its being a weekday, parishioners of the Synodal cathedral and other churches gathered to pray on the great feast, many of whom communed of Christ’s Holy Mysteries.
Upon completion of Liturgy, Bishop Nicholas greeted all with the radiant feast of the Meeting of the Lord, spoke about the history of the feast, and reminded the faithful that salvation is possible only in the Church, where God, Who saved man, abides.
New York City: Bishop Nicholas officiates Divine Services for Meeting of the Lord in Synodal Cathedral - 02/15/22
Photos: T. Veselkina, Media Office of the Eastern American Diocese