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Solemn memorial services (Panikhidas) in memory of the Most Holy Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia ALEXY II

On the day of the blessed repose of  the Most Holy Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia ALEXY II, a Panikhida was concelebrated by our pastor, the pastor of the Church of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow” Archimandrite Athanasy (ROCOR),  and the pastor of the Church of the Great-martyr Demetry of Thessalonica Protopresbyter Demetrios Kanelopoulos (Greek Archdiocese).  

With the blessings of our pastor, Panikhida will be served before every Vigil and after every Liturgy throughout the Forty Days.  On the Fortieth Day (Tuesday January 13th), all Orthodox clergy and laity of the Philadelphia area are invited to a Panikhida and memorial reception at 6:30 p.m.

  
Photos: Panikhida after the Liturgy, December 7, 2008

  ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD OF DEACON
ALEXANDER TSYGANKOV

On September 7, 2008, during the Divine Liturgy celebrated in New York's Saint Nicholas Cathedral, the Most Reverend Bishop MERCURIUS ordained Deacon Alexander Tsygankov to the Holy Priesthood with the blessing of His Holiness, Patriarch ALEXY.  By edict of the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes, Priest Alexander Tsygankov is assigned to St. Andrew's Cathedral in Philadelphia.


Concelebrating the Divine Liturgy with His Excellency were:  the Pastor of St. Andrew's Cathedral of Philadelphia, mitered Archpriest Mark Shinn;  the Secretary of the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA, Igumen Joseph;  Priest George Johnson; Protodeacon Igor Panachev and Deacon Rodion Shamazov.
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