Metropolitan Tikhon visits St. Matthew Church, Columbia, MD
Metropolitan Tikhon visits St. Matthew Church, Columbia, MD - 04/21/13
His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, visited Saint Matthew Church, Columbia, MD April 20-21, 2013. On Saturday evening, he attended Great Vespers for the Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt, celebrated by Archpriest Constantine White, rector, and Deacon Sergius Miller. On Sunday morning, he presided at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, at which Father Constantine, Priest Maximus Urbanowicz, Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak and Deacon Sergius concelebrated. A lenten dinner prepared by parish faithful followed.
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