Tuesday, September 23, 2008


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The Brooklyn Bridge, a popular landmark in New York, was the very first thoroughfare to connect the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, 125 years ago. Here the majestic towers are seen on the morning of September 21, 2008.

Father Kasyanov carries the Gospel Book during the Small Entrance procession.

The Metropolitan blesses the entrance and venerates the Gospel Book.

The clergy stand at the "high place" during the prokeimenon.

Vladyka Mykhayil chants the lesson from the Holy Gospel.

The Metropolitan commemorates the living and the deceased while the cherubic hymn is completed.

At the Great Entrance, His Eminence commemorates His Beatitude MEFODIY, Predstoyatel of the UAOC, the other bishops of our church, the clergy, religious and the intentions of all the faithful.

The Great Entrance.

The Symbol of Faith

"Let us lift up our hearts . . . "

Fr. Kasyanov assists the Metropolitan in putting on the small omophorion.

The faithful come forward to receive the bread of life and the cup of salvation.

"I will take the chalice of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord. Alleluia."

Metropolitan Mykhayil pronounces the dismissal of the Liturgy.

Father Kasyanov offers words of welcome to the Metropolitan.

While Fr. Yuriy speaks, Vladyka Mykhayil is seated at the throne behind the altar.

The beautiful "medovnyk" decorated with an icon of the Mother of God.

The "medovnyk" is blessed with a special prayer.

A group of the parish council gather with the Metropolitan and the pastor for a photo.

Metropolitan Mykhayil on the banks of the East River, with the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges in the background. Also visible is one of the artistic waterfalls that have graced lower New York during this past months.

The Statue of Liberty, symbol of the freedom, hospitality and justice for which the United States stands, is seen glistening in the sun of that late summer day, September 21, 2008.

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