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Sunday, April 11th, 2010 at 10:30 am in our Transfiguration Cathedral at 228 North 12th Street, Brooklyn NY, 11211 will be served a memorial service for the Polish official delegation with President Lech Kaczynski who died on April 10th, 2010, Saturday morning's airplane crash.
Among 96 persons who lost their lives was a General of the Polish Army, Orthodox Chapelan, Archibishop Miron Chodakowski, who served in our Cathedral three years ago.
Please come and pray with us.
His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah’s visit to the Transfiguration Cathedral, Brooklyn, NY
On January 7th, the Orthodox Transfiguration Cathedral celebrated Christmas according to the Julian Calendar. At this year’s Nativity of Jesus Christ the parish had a special guest, His Beatitude Jonah, Archbishop of Washington and New York, Metropolitan of All America and Canada. At the election in Pittsburgh, PA, as Father Wiaczeslaw was congratulating the newly elected Metropolitan, he invited the new Metropolitan Jonah to celebrate the Nativity at the Transfiguration Cathedral of Our Lord in Brooklyn, NY.
His Beatitude accepted Father Wiaczeslaw’s invitation and on January 7th, at 10:00 am was welcomed to the parish with bread and salt by Starosta Ms. Mary Ellen Kandratino, the children Marta Kliszcz and Barbara Krawczuk who presented flowers, and Rector Father Wiaczeslaw. Our Metropolitan celebrated Divine Liturgy with Archpriest Father Joseph Lickwar, Chancellor of the Diocese of Washington and New York; Archpriest Father Samuel Kedala, Dean of New Jersey; Archpriest Father Thomas Zain, Dean of the St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral; Archimandrite Dionysios, Abbot of Petras Monastery in Karditsa, Greece; Archimandrite George of Greece; Archimandrite Chryssostomos of Greece; Archimandrite Irineos of Greece; Igumen Father Christopher, Dean of the Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Protection of Manhattan, NY; Archpriest Father Daniel Degyansky of Woodside, NY; Priest Father Boris Slootsky of Mays Landing, NJ; Priest Father John Bartholomew of Sea Cliff, NY; Protodeacon Kyril Sokolov; and Deacon Igor Ksynyuk.
During the Divine Liturgy, Metropolitan Jonah ordained Deacon Igor Ksynyuk to the Priesthood. Metropolitan Jonah gave an enlightening sermon in both English and Russian about the meaning of the Nativity. At the end of the service the Metropolitan addressed the parish and thanked Father Wiaczeslaw, the choir, and parishioners for their warm welcome. The rector of the Cathedral, Father Wiaczeslaw presented His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah with a staff, a symbol of his authority. Fr. Wiaczeslaw also thanked him for coming and praying on such a special day, the Nativity of Jesus Christ, in such a special year, the parish’s Centennial Anniversary.
Fr. Wiaczeslaw Krawczuk presented newly ordained Priest Father Igor Ksynyuk with a beautiful cross so that he may use it in the future. After the service everyone went to the church hall to break the Nativity Fast. Everyone enjoyed themselves and sang many Christmas carols.
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