Metropolitan Nicholas' Visitation to Slovakia and Transcarpathia Days 7 and 8
On Saturday June 24, 2006 the Metropolitan toured the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Uzhorod. This magnificent church, which is presently under construction is the largest Orthodox Church in the Carpathians
The congregation numbers in excess of 50,000.
Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Uzhorod.
"We praise You, we Bless You!"
"Lord, Lord look down from heaven and visit this vinyard which your right hand has planted and establish it!!!"
Metropolitan Nicholas views the partially completed interior of the Church.
Later that day, Metropolitan Nicholas, accompanied by Fr. Dimitri Sydor visited the monument erected in remembrance of the attempted murder by the communists of Greek Catholic Bishop Theodore Romza, near the village of Ivanoci.
The Hierarchs venerate the festal icon.
The Bishops exchange greetings.
The faithful fill the church to capacity.
Metropolitan Nicholas prays at the altar.
Another view of the Church.
Metropolitan Nicholas reverences the altar of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church prior to Liturgy on Sunday, June 25, 2006.
Metropolitan extends his greetings to the assembled faithful.
"I believe in God the Father Almighty."
Metropolitan Nicholas along with Bishop Agapit are enthroned prior to the start of Liturgy.