Protopresbyter Leonid Kishkovsky

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Memory Eternal Fr. Leonid!

Dear Parishioners,

Fr. Leonid died peacefully at Glen Cove Hospital late last night following a major heart attack.

We were blessed by the presence of Metropolitan Tikhon and Archbishop Michael. The Metropolitan anointed Fr. Leonid and prayed with us. Later Archbishop Michael served a Panikhida at his bedside.

We are grateful to all of you who offered prayers and loving support to our family.

Memory Eternal! Christ is Risen!

With love in Christ,

Mimi, Sonia and Kolya

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Announcement

From Archpriest Alexander Rentel, Chancellor of the OCA:
I want to draw your attention to an event that will take place on Wednesday evening at 7p EST. At that time, Archpriest Thomas Soroka will interview His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon about the July 2022 All American Council. Concurrently, a formal announcement will be going up on our website announcing the council. The link is provided here:
https://www.oca.org/news/headline-news/join-metropolitan-tikhon-live-to-discuss-the-20th-all-american-council

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Church Services Announcement

Dear Parishioners:

Saturday evening Vespers/Matins  6:00 p.m.As we return slowly to our normal church life, Saturday evening services at 6:00 p.m. will be an important dimension.  While we can again celebrate services on Saturdays in preparation for the Sunday morning Liturgy, we need to leave room for flexibility.  In the past we customarily celebrated Vigil (Vespers and Matins combined as one service).   I have been advised that sometimes the lack of singers and readers puts too great a strain on our choir director’s voice.  On those occasions, we will need to accommodate reality by celebrating Great Vespers only, without adding Matins.
The Holy Apostles Peter and Paul  7:00 p.m.
In observance of the Feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul we will celebrate a Vesperal Liturgy at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29th.

Sunday Coffee Hours
It is our hope and intention to resume out traditional Sunday Coffee Hours. Thus, on Sunday, June 27th, you should plan to enjoy Coffee Hour and fellowship again after Liturgy. What we do not know yet is whether we have enough volunteers to sustain weeklyCoffee Hours. It may be that some Sunday Coffee Hours will have to be omitted.
As our nation and the world struggle to overcome the Covid threat, let us ask God to bring us safely through the long journey of the pandemic. Let us strive to uphold in prayer the millions who have died, and the many millions who grieve the deaths of family members.
With love in the Lord,Fr. Leonid

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ASCENSION OF JESUS CHRIST

Christ is Risen!
 
Dear Parishioners:
 
Forty days after the Resurrection of Christ we observe and celebrate the Ascension of Christ.  This year we are fortunate to witness our gradual emergence from the coronavirus pandemic.  Our increasing ability to hold the services of Great Lent and Holy Week and to enjoy some of our customary parish fellowship is a great blessing.
 
We will celebrate the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord with Vesperal Liturgy on Wednesday, June 9th,  at 7 p.m.  The service will be followed by light refreshments in the Parish Hall.
 
With love in the Lord,
Fr. Leonid
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