His Eminence Metropolitan ANTONIOS presided the Great Vespers at our church today. Before the service, His Eminence toured St. Mary’s church and property and visited st. George Chapel. After Vespers, His Eminence met with the parishioners and ministries for an Agape Meal.
During vespers, His Eminence conveyed to the parishioners the blessings and the prayers if His Beatitude Patriarch JOHN X. He explained his mission as a patriarchal vicar and emphasized the importance of the mission of the Antiochian church in United States.
After Dinner, His Eminence explained to the parishioners the process of electing a new metropolitan then took the time to answer all the questions the parishioners had and listened to their needs and recommendations and vision of the future of the Archdiocese.
His Eminence’s presence brought so much peace and comfort and we pray that God will aid him in his mission here as the Vicar.
Many years Master
Photos of the visit are here