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HOLY ASCENSION RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF SACRAMENTO CELEBRATED ITS FEAST DAY

On May 17, 2018, the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, Holy Ascension Russian Orthodox Church of Sacramento celebrated its Patronal Feast Day.

His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America presided over the Divine Liturgy and festivities. Concelebrating with him were Archpriest Paul Volmensky (Rector), Archpriest James Steele (St. Elias Church of Diamond Springs, CA), Archdeacon Peter (Karakozoff), and deacons Nicholai Lenkoff and Nicholas Stoltz.

The Feast was well attended for a weekday with many communicants, both children and adults. Guests came from both St. Herman of Alaska Monastery and Blessed Xenia Skete. After the Divine Liturgy Archbishop Kyrill led the cross procession around the church. Many local clergy from other Orthodox jurisdictions joined at the festal meal. Father Rector greeted all with the Feast Day of the parish. The latest book published by the St. Herman Press “Cancer, my love” was presented to Vladyka Kyrill, brought as a gift by the St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood. The festal meal concluded with a concert performed by the Saint Petetrsburg Ensemble.

Ascension Day - Archbishop Kyrill presides - 05/17/18

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