Dear Brothers and Sisters (Members, supporters, visitors),
Christ is in our midst!
With great pleasure, I'd like to share with you the atmosphere (church part) of the annual St Clement's Day celebration!
This 2016 year we are remembering 1100 years since st Clement of Ohrid finished his earthly life and represent him self in front of the Lord! What a great jubilee? Glory to the O God!
The Divine Liturgy, this year, was served by His Eminence, our beloved Metropolitan Joseph! Before the Divine Liturgy started, on our great pleasure, His Eminence shared His blessing and the altar helpers (Jarod, Alexander, Jovan, Alexander, Matthew, Andrew and Lukas) become official Altar Boys. They were blessed as Tape Bearers! Now I'd like to wish them, with pure heart, to serve the Lord and help our Beloved St Clement's Cathedral!
The Choir, as usual, helped us to bring the Divinity in the church!
Following the Divine Liturgy, for the first time in our beloved church, was served, the order of Slava! With procession (Litija), we (the Altar Boys, subdeacon Don, reader Erick, Archimandrite Pachomij, Metropolitan Joseph and myself) went from the church in the hall with st Clement's icon, candles, cross and angels. There was a table set up with bread, wheat and wine. Mr and Ms Philip and Hellen Peters brought the Bread (Pogacha) and Mr and Ms James and Lily Simoff brought the wheat (chejnca). We offered that bloodless sacrifice to Lord for good health and prosperity in life of the people who brought the offering and for all people from our congregation!
Hie Eminence, our beloved Metropolitan Joseph, full with good memories, left Detroit with the wish to be with us again sooner.
-- Father Antonie
The services were followed by a luncheon and dance. Thanks to the committe members who worked so hard to make the day a success.