COCC Lenten Vespers, Second Sunday - 02/28/10

On February 28th, the Second Sunday of Great Lent, St. Gregory Palamas Sunday, the COCC Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers was held at St. Stephen Dechani (Serbian) Orthodox Church in Warren, where V. Rev. Archpriest Zivko Kajevic is the Pastor. Eleven priests and one bishop concelebrated, and about 180 faithful were present. This was the second time that this parish hosted a COCC Lenten Vespers (the first time was in 2007, also on St. Gregory Palamas Sunday), and those in attendance were blessed that for the second time, their hierarch, His Grace, Bishop Longin, came from Chicago to be present. Fr. Radomir Obsenica, of St. Lazarus Ravanica (Serbian) Church in Detroit was the guest speaker/homilist. An extra special note of appreciation is extended by the COCC to the parish, which, for again the second time, served a marvelous large and delicious multi-course, sit-down Lenten dinner in their hall after the service.