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EASTERN AMERICAN DIOCESEó20 September 2004

His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus Consecrates the Foundation of the New Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God

On Sunday, September 19, the eve of the holiday of the Nativity of the Most-Holy Mother of God, His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus, the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, officiated at divine liturgy at the Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God in the state capital. The Rector of this churchhas for many years been Protopriest Vsevolod Drobot, whose pastoral work has always been highly regarded by His Eminence, for which he granted Fr Vsevolod a mitre during the minor entrance. At the conclusion of liturgy, the clergy and worshipers proceeded to the site of the new church for the consecration of the foundation, after which the active and labor-loving Sisterhood prepared a trapeza at the church hall. The following are photographs of the event taken by the cell-attendant of His Eminence, Nicholas Olhovsky.

 

His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus performs the consecration of the foundation of the new church.

 

The Church Rector, Mitred Protopriest Vsevolod Drobot and Hieromonk Roman (Krassovsky) during the consecration.

 

His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus reads a prayer during the consecration of the foundation.

 

His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus officiates at divine liturgy in the old church. During the minor entrance, the Rector, Protopriest Vsevolod Drobot was awarded a mitre.

The plaque commemorating the consecration of the foundation.