Grace Bishop Gabriel Visits Camp NORR
His Grace Bishop Gabriel of Manhattan, Vicar of the Eastern American
Diocese, visited the childrenís summer camp NORR (Association of
Russian Explorers Outside of Russia) in the Catskill Mountains on
July 11 and 12, 2005.
It has become a tradition for Bishop Gabriel to visit camp each
year. For the sixth consecutive summer, Vladyka took part in camp
life, visited with the instructors and counselors, and spent time
with the youth. This year NORR is operating its 39th summer camp
in the Catskill Mountains in the State of New York.
Vladyka Gabriel officiated at all-night vigil. The service was celebrated
by the campís spiritual father, Mitred Protopriest Alexey Ohotin,
along with Deacon Serge Arlievsky and Deacon Dimitri Temidis. After
vigil, Vladyka held a discussion with the youth who eagerly awaited
the opportunity to meet the Bishop on their own.
On the feast day, the meeting of the Bishop occurred at 7:30 am
with the participation of the entire camp. Vladyka Gabriel served
Divine Liturgy, which was concelebrated by the same clergymen. In
his sermon, Vladyka spoke about the SS Peter and Paul and redemption.
Both Vladyka Gabriel and the campers enjoyed this opportunity to
meet and spend time together. Vladyka treated the camp to ice cream.