CHICAGO DIOCESE: October 12, 2004

Feast Day at St Sergius Cathedral

On October 8, the feast day of St Sergius of Radonezh the Hegumen and Miracle-worker, Bishop Peter of Cleveland performed the solemn services at St Sergius Cathedral in concelebration with Bishop Mitrophan of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Their Graces Bishop Mitrophan and Bishop Peter were joined by the local clergymen of the Russian Church Abroad and the Serbian Orthodox Church. At the end of divine liturgy, a moleben was served with a procession of the cross around the Cathedral, after which the sisterhood offered a trapeza at the Cathedral hall.

Bishop Mitrophan of the Eastern American Diocese censes the altar table during the minor entrance.

"Behold us from heaven, o God."

Bishop Mitrophan commemorates His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus during the great entrance.

"O Lord God" is intoned by Protodeacon John Onopko.

Bishop Mitrophan and Bishop Peter

The greeting of Bishop Mitrophan.

Procession of the cross. A priest of the Serbian Orthodox Church holds a reliquary with the relics of St Sergius. On his left is Priest Victor Boldewskul, the Senior Priest of the Cathedral.

Bishop Mitrophan blesses the people.