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Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers - Sunday March 24, 2013

His Grace, Bishop Gregory's visitation to the New Jersey Deanery continued with the celebration of the Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers at St. John the Baptist Church in Perth Amboy.

In attendance for this annual Pan-Orthodox celebration were more than 25 Diocesan and other Orthodox priests from the local area and more than 450 faithful.

His Grace presided over Vespers and was the Guest Homilist.

(Photos Courtesy of Ernie Delcher)
His Grace, Bishop Gregory is led in procession from St John's Parish Rectory to the Church, prior to the Vespers Service.
The acolytes lead the way.
The throng of clergy on the way to the Church!
Procession with the icons
HIs Grace, Bishop Gregory venerates the wonderworking icon of the Theotokos upon his arrival in the Church.
The church was filled to capacity.
His Grace Bishop Gregory prays at the Episcopal Throne.
HIs Grace, Bishop Gregory takes part in the procession with the icons.
His Grace, Bishop Gregory preaches the homily.
Host Pastor, Very Rev. Protopresbyter Michael Rosco offers words of welcome at the conclusion of the service.