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Bishop Daniel celebrates first liturgy in Phoenix - 02/20/15

PHOENIX, AZ  - On the Sunday following his consecration to the episcopacy, His Grace, Bishop Daniel of Santa Rosa, was welcomed as a hierarch to Sts. Peter and Paul parish, here, where he serves as pastor. The Divine Liturgy was concelebrated by His Eminence Nathaniel, Archbishop of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate; His Eminence Benjamin, Archbishop of San Francisco and the West, and Bishop Daniel along with several priests and deacons. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Herman, retired Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, prayed in the altar. The parishioners of Sts. Peter and Paul honored the occasion of the elevation of their pastor to the episcopacy with a festive banquet following the Divine Liturgy.

See a gallery of photos here.

PHOTO CREDIT: Martin Paluch


Alaska Pilgrimage 2015 - 02/06/15

Mary Ann Khoury, coordinator of “Outreach Alaska,” has traveled to Alaska—Orthodox America’s “Holy Land”—many times since 1999. Over the years, she has assisted individuals in planning personal pilgrimages to Spruce Island for the annual Saint Herman Pilgrimage. With the assistance of FOS Tours and Travel, she will lead the 2015 “Walk the Path of the Saints” Pilgrimage to the many Orthodox Christian destinations in Alaska. This pilgrimage, Mary Ann says, “has been finalized and will be the first complete spiritual travel experience to Alaska focused on the saints and the places where they planted the Holy Orthodox Church.”

Pilgrims will meet in Anchorage on July 30, 2015 and will conclude their journey there on August 10. An optional two-day package to Sitka will be available for those desiring to add this “pearl of Orthodoxy”—Sitka is the home of the historic Archangel Michael Cathedral, in which the Wonderworking Sitka Icon of the Mother of God is enshrined—to their pilgrimage. The pilgrimage also includes visits to Bethel, on the Kuskokwim River, where participants will join the region’s clergy for services at the new Saint Sophia Church and enjoy a dinner with the local faithful.


Consecration of Bishop Daniel of Santa Rosa - 01/25/15

Photograph galleries: Our gratitude to Aaron Brodeur for his photographs from the Friday Evening Nomination and Reception and the Saturday Divine Liturgy, Consecration, and Banquet. Photograps are also available from the OCA web site. Photographs from His Grace's first liturgy in Santa Rosa are also available.


 




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