Parish Feast Day at St. George Russian Orthodox Church in Cincinnati, Ohio
For the first time, parishioners of St. George Russian Orthodox Church celebrated their patronal feast in their new Church! Many of the faithful gathered for the festal Vigil and Divine Liturgy, which despite it being a weekday, was well attended.
The festal spirit was increase by the presence of visiting clergy: priest Eugene Antonov, rector of the Joy of All Who Sorrow parish in Cummings, Georgia and protodeacon Andrey Kuraev, who was visiting from Moscow. The choir sang wonderfully under the direction of Dr. Kurt Sander. Fr. Andrey gave an engaging sermon, explaining the reason for the martydom of Christians in the first centuries, such as St. George.
The parish enjoyed a delicious festal meal, prepared by the sisterhood under the direction of Helen Kaminsky. Then Fr. Andrey delivered a lecture entitled, “Orthodox, Superstition and Piety.” Many parishioner remained for the entire three hours of this fascinating talk, peppering Fr. Andrey with questions at the end. We are grateful to God and St. George for the day's blessings!