St. Andrew parish, Maple Heights, OH hosts pan-Orthodox benefit concert
MAPLE HEIGHTS, OH [MW Diocese Communications] — On Sunday, May 22, 2016, the faithful of Saint Andrew Church here hosted a pan-Orthodox Paschal benefit concert at which $4,500.00 was raised to assist Deacon Sergei Chebotar.
Deacon Sergei, who serves as choir master at Saint Sergius Russian Orthodox Cathedral [ROCOR], Parma, OH, is a lung transplant patient with no health care who has only 26% lung capacity.
According to Archpriest Emil Hutnyan, host pastor, over 200 people attended.
Four local choirs participated, representing the OCA’s Saint Theodosius Cathedral, Cleveland; Saint Sergius Cathedral and Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Parma, OH; and the Greater Cleveland Inter-Orthodox Male Choir.
At a reception that followed the concert, Deacon Sergei expressed his deep gratitude to all who participated.