On Saturday, May 6, the feast day of the Holy Great-Martyr & Trophy-Bearer George, St. George Cossack Church in Howell, NJ celebrated its patronal feast.
Officiating the divine services was the parish rector, Archpriest Serge Lukianov, co-served by clerics of neighboring St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral: Archpriests Luka Novakovic, Rafael Melendez, and Boris Slootsky, Priest Anthony Williams, Protodeacon Paul Drozdowski, and Deacons Alexandre Sarandinaki and Dimitry Lisan.
The parish choir sang the divine services under the direction of Andrei Roudenko.
A multitude of parishioners from the church and local parishes came to honor the saint, and communed of Christ’s Holy Mysteries.
Upon completion of Liturgy, the clergy and faithful held a procession around the church.
Fr. Serge greeted all with the patronal feast, and invited those present to the Cossack hall for a festal luncheon, during which brotherly fellowship continued.