Russian Orthodox
Cathedral of the Transfiguration   

On Sunday, September 12, 2004, His Beatitude, Metropolitan HERMAN visited the Cathedral of the Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord, Brooklyn, NY. This was the first visit of an OCA Primate to the parish in twenty-one years.
Metropolitan HERMAN is offered traditional greeting with bread and salt.
Parish youth present Metropolitan HERMAN with flowers.
The V. Rev. Wiaczeslaw Krawczuk, Dean of the Cathedral, presents the Holy Cross to Metropolitan HERMAN.
Metropolitan HERMAN blesses the concelebrating clergy, which included Protopresbyter Robert S. Kondratick, OCA Chancellor; the V. Rev. David Brum, Secretary to the Metropolitan; Fr. Krawczuk; the Rev. Daniel Degyansky of St. John Chrysostom Church, Woodside, NY; the Rev. Alexandre Ioukliaevskikh of the Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Protection, New York, NY; and Archdeacon Alexei Klimitchev of St. Tikhon Monastery Church.
Metropolitan HERMAN is vested by subdeacons.
"May your light so shine before men..."
Metropolitan HERMAN prays during the singing of the Third Antiphon.
On behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops, Metropolitan HERMAN awards Fr. Krawczuk the jeweled cross.
"Holy God! Holy Mighty! Holy Immortal! Have mercy on us!"
Metropolitan HERMAN stands at the high place.
Metropolitan HERMAN commemorates the living and departed.
The clergy during the Great Entrance.
Metropolitan HERMAN blesses faithful.
Mr. Igor Ksynyuk directs the choir.
Children prepare to partake of Holy Communion.
Faithful partake of Holy Communion.
Subdeacon Peter Andryuk chants the Epistle during a Service of Thanksgiving marking the beginning of the school year.
Fr. Krawczuk welcomes Metropolitan HERMAN and visiting clergy to the cathedral.
Metropolitan HERMAN presents citations to Mrs. Elzbieta Krawczuk, Mr. Nicholas A. Podhaiski, Mrs. Anna Kuctha, Mrs. Olga Chernosky, and Mrs. Sophie Sazanozich in grateful recognition of their devoted service to Holy Transfiguration Cathedral, Brooklyn, New York and for his commitment to the life and mission of the Orthodox Church in America.
At a luncheon following the Divine Liturgy, children presented flowers to Metropolitan HERMAN and visiting clergy.
Metropolitan HERMAN and clergy with Church School students and teachers.
Metropolitan HERMAN thanks faithful for their warm reception.
Metropolitan HERMAN presents icons of St. Herman of Alaska to several members of the parish.
Metropolitan HERMAN presents icon of St. Herman of Alaska to Mary Durniak
Metropolitan HERMAN with Fr. Krawczuk, his wife, Elzbieta, and their family.

Photos used by permission of OCA Communications Department


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