COCC Lenten Vespers, Fourth Sunday - 03/14/10

On March 14th, the Fourth Sunday of Great Lent, St. John Climacus (of the Ladder) Sunday, the Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers was held at Saints Peter and Paul (Romanian OCA) Church in Dearborn Heights, where V. Rev. Archpriest Romey Rosco is Pastor. Twelve priests concelebrated, and about 175 faithful were present. This week, we were blessed to have present His Grace Bishop Irineu of Dearborn Heights, Auxiliary Bishop of the Romanian (OCA) Episcopate, hosting the service in his own cathedral. The guest speaker/homilist was Archpriest James Jorgenson, Pastor of St. Paul (Bulgarian OCA) Church in Dearborn Heights. In addition, a special guest was present — Fr. Jon Behr, Dean of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary in Crestwood, NY, who spoke about the work of the seminary during the reception in the church hall after the service.

Fr. Roman with Bishop Irineu
Fr. Roman with Fr. Jon Behr