Dear Parish Council members and Trustees:
You have been informed and reminded – by letter and e-mail – that on Saturday, November 8, Bishop Michael will celebrate Liturgy in our church.
On this occasion, he will read a prayer elevating me to the rank of Protopresbyter. This rare honor is granted to me by decision of the Holy Synod of Bishops.
Our Bishop will also award Fr. John Bartholomew the right to wear a jeweled cross.
Your attendance and participation is important! Please come to church by 9:30 a.m., at which time our Bishop will enter the church in preparation for the service. After vesting in the sanctuary, we will begin the Liturgy in the middle of the church. The prayers for Fr. John and me are read at the very beginning of the Liturgy.
We will have guest clergy from our sister churches in Sea Cliff and Glen Cove.
After the Liturgy we will hold a reception in the parish hall and church garden.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Leonid Kishkovsky