Archpastoral Visit to Allentown: 50th Ordination Anniversary of Fr. Robert J. Rebeck
On Sunday June 22, 2014 His Grace Bishop Gregory made his first archpastoral visitation to The Protection of the Mother of God Parish in Allentown, PA to preside over Divine Liturgy on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Very Reverend Protopresbyter Robert J. Rebeck 's ordination to the Holy Priesthood and the ordination of Adam Wyborski to the Sub Deaconate.
Bishop is greeted by the parish president with the traditional gifts of bread and salt.
Fr. Robert greets Bishop Gregory and presents him with the blessing cross.
Reader Adam Wyborski is led to the Bishop for ordination as Sub-Deacon.
The newly ordained Sub-Deacon is vested with the Dalmatic.
Subdeacon Adam is presented with the Orarion.
Prayer of ordination to the Sub Deaconate.
The reading of the Gospel.
The Church was filled to capacity.
Bishop Gregory offers the final blessing.
Father Robert offers a few remarks at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy.
Clergy and altar servers present at the Jubilee Liturgy.
A large group of faithful were in attendance at jubilee banquet which followed Divine Liturgy.
The head table at the anniversary banquet.