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DIOCESE OF EASTERN AMERICA AND NEW YORK: September 26, 2006
His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus Officiates at Divine Liturgy at Blessed Xenia Church

On September 24, the anniversary of the day the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia glorified Blessed Xenia, His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus officiated at celebrations in a church dedicated to her in Methuen, MA (near Boston). Here His Eminence performed Divine Liturgy, and all-night vigil on the eve of the feast, along with Parish Rector Priest Michael Crowley; Priest Brendan Crowley, Rector of St Nicholas Church in West Springfield, MA; Priest Victor Boldewskul of Epiphany Church in Boston; along with Deacon Alexander Jarostchuk and Deacon Nicholas Olhovsky, cell-attendant of the First Hierarch. Praying at Divine Liturgy was Mitred Protopriest Roman Lukianov, Rector of Epiphany Church. We offer our readers photographs of the event.