COCC Lenten Vespers, First Sunday - 02/21/10

On February 21, 2010, the First Sunday of Great Lent, the Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, the COCC Pan-Orthodox celebration was held at St. Mary’s (Antiochian) Orthodox Church in Livonia, where V. Rev. Archpriest George Shaloub is the Pastor. Twenty-three priests participated in the Vespers service and the procession with icons around the interior of the church, and about 300 faithful were present. Archimandrite Joseph (Morris), Abbot of St. Gregory Palamas (Greek) Monastery in Hayesville, Ohio, was the guest speaker/homilist. Also present were Archimandrite Roman (Braga), Abbess Mother Gabriella and six other nuns from Holy Dormition Monastery in Rives Junction, MI. After the beautiful service a reception was held in St. Mary's large hall.

Archimandrite Roman (Braga) & Fr. Roman Star
Archimandrite Joseph (Morris)