His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon visited St. Luke Orthodox Church in McLean, VA on Sunday, Oct. 27 to join them in the celebration of their patronal feast day. After presiding over the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, he conducted his first ever Slava service -- a molieben used by those of Serbian heritage in honor of their patron saints. As part of the Slava, bread (kolach) and wheat (zhito) are blessed and the children participate in slowly rotating the kolach as the Song of Isaiah is sung. This was followed by a banquet involving some 100 people and a fine selection of traditional Serbian foods, during which time His Beatitude engaged in informal conversations with a number of parishioners.
Metropolitan Tikhon visits St. Luke, McLean VA for their patronal Slava on Oct. 27 - 10/27/13