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Archpastoral Visit to Allentown (3/25/18)

On Sunday March 25, 2018, His Grace, Bishop Gregory made an Archpastoral Visit to The Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Allentown.

Posted photos, Courtesy of Elaine Wyborski, show scenes from the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. and fellowship meal which followed.
Bishop's crown sits upon the alter before Divine Liturgy
The bread and salt await the Bishop's arrival
Church Council President, Robert Rinkovsky presents the bread and salt to Bishop Gregory
Fr. Robert Rebeck welcomes Bishop Gregory to Allentown.
"For His Grace, our Our God-Loving Bishop Gregory, for our esteemed priesthood, for the diaconate in Christ, for all the clergy and people, let us pray to the Lord."
Bishop Gregory delivers the Homily
The Homily
The Homily.
Bishop Gregory explained how all of the people in his flock are represented in the tassels on his Omophorion
Makenzie read the Creed aloud for all to hear.
Bishop Gregory gives the final blessing
People come forth to receive the Antidoron and greet the Bishop
Bishop distributes Antidoron to the faithful.
Bishop greets the youngest member of Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Cantor Helen, Subdeacon Adam, Subdeacon Robert, and Fr. Robert await Bishop Gregory's blessing of the food. The food was provided by Fiamma Italian Grill in Bethlehem
The children of the parish present the bishop with roses.
The children of the parish with Bishop Gregory


The faithful enjoyed fellowship following the meal. Rose Ann treated Izabelle to a trip to the dessert table.