Orthodoxy Sunday in Cleveland, Ohio

CLEVELAND, OH [DOM] – On the Sunday of Orthodoxy, March 24,  over twenty priests and faithful from various jurisdictions gathered to celebrate the Restoration of the Holy Icons in the Church. With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Daniel of Chicago and the Midwest, the oldest Orthodox parish in Ohio, St. Theodosius Cathedral, hosted the festal celebration.

His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicolae, Romanian Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Americas, presided over the Festal Great Vespers. In his sermon, His Eminence underlined that “the icon is a window into the Absolute which reveals to us the world transfigured, the world of those who partake of divine grace and bring us this transfiguration, that is holiness. The clergy led the icon procession around the church, followed by the faithful.

At the conclusion of the services, Priest Ján Cižmár, Cathedral Dean, expressed his gratitude to His Eminence for leading the Cleveland Orthodox in this prayerful service. A festive meal and friendly gathering followed in the church hall.

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