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Consecration of St. Elizabeth Church, Woodstock GA: Saturday June 8, 2013

The joyous occasion of the consecration of St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church of Woodstock, Georgia, by His Grace, Bishop Gregory, took place on the weekend of June 7-8, 2013.

Posted photos show scenes from the Consecration Service on Saturday June 8, 2013.

Photos Courtesy of Thomas Mileshko
His Grace, Bishop Gregory is greeted with bread and salt upon his arrival in Church on Saturday Morning, June 8, 2013
Blessing the faithful on his entrance into the Church.
Procession with the relics
Procession
The Gospel Reading.
The Gospel Reading.
Even the youngest members of the parish participated in the procession.
Door opening ceremony.
"Who is the King of Glory... The Lord of Hosts, He is The King of Glory..."
Washing the Altar Table.
Placing of the Relics in the Altar Table.
Sealing of Relics.
Sealing of Relics
Sealing of Relics.
Sealing of relics.
Preparing to wash the altar.
The washing of the Altar Table.
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Con-celebrating clergy wash the the Altar.
Washing of the Altar Table With Wine and Water.
Drying the Altar with Antimensia.
Anointing the Altar Table With Chrism.
Placing of the Icons of the four Evangelists on the corners of the Altar Table.
Placing of the Icons of the four Evangelists on the corners of the Altar Table.
Robing the Altar Table with the Katasarkion
Robing the Altar Table with the Katasarkion
Robing the Altar Table with the Katasarkion
Robing the Altar Table with the Katasarkion
Robing the Altar Table with the Katasarkion
Metropolitan Alexios secures the Katasarkion.
The Altar Table is robed with Bright Vestments.
Vesting of the Altar Table.
Placing of the antimension on the Altar Table.
Placing of the Gospel Book and Antimension on the Altar Table.
Placing of the Tabernacle.
Placing of the Seven branch Candelabra.
Placing of the Seven branch Candelabra.
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Bishop Gregory incenses the Sanctuary.
Bishop Gregory Incenses the Sanctuary.
Annointing the icons with Chrism.
Anointing the icons with Chrism.
Anointing the walls of the Church with Chrism.
Anointing the walls with Chrism.
His Grace Bishop Gregory, with His Eminence, Metropolitan Alexios of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta.
His Grace Bishop Gregory and Metropolitan Alexios with the Con-celebrating Clergy.
Clergy and Faithful in Attendance at the Consecration.
Luncheon following the Consecration in the Parish Hall.