On Sunday March 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, were honored with a visitation by His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America, Locum Tenens of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA to remember the one year anniversary of the Repose of His Eminence, +Metropolitan Nicholas.
Archbishop Demetrios was joined by His Eminence, Archbishop Antony of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, and a large number of Diocesan Priests, deacons and faithful of the diocesan parishes of the Eastern Seaboard region.
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Posted photos show scenes from the Parastas (Memorial) Service and the dinner and speaking program which followed.
The clergy prepare to escort His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios in procession from the Parish Rectory to the Church.
"Ton Despotin...." His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios offers his Archpastoral Blessing upon his arrival in St. John The Baptist Church.
HIs Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and His Eminence, Arcbishop Antony.
A large number of clergy and faithful filled the Church.
Very Rev. Protopresbyter Michael Rosco, Host Pastor, offered words of welcome to His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and His Eminence, Archbishop Anthony.
His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios offers his reflections on the occasion of the First Anniversary of the Repose of Metropolitan Nicholas.
Archbishop Demetrios extended his blessing and offered his personal greetings to every priest in attendance.
A delicious lenten supper was enjoyed by all.
During the meal that followed the Memorial Service, the parish Church School students read reflections that they wrote on their memories of Metropolitan Nicholas.
His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios offered his blessing to all children who were in attendance.
Archbishop Antony offered words of comfort and reflection on the life of Metropolitan Nicholas.
The hierarchs with the children in attendance
The Shepherds and their "lambs"