Bishop Daniel celebrates first liturgy in Phoenix
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.
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PHOTO CREDIT: Martin Paluch