Our parishioners and visitors packed the Grange Hall for the Sunday Orthros and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, during which Deacon Raphael was elevated to the Holy Priesthood. AXIOS! May God grant Father Raphael and his Khouriye Josephine Many Years! After the Liturgy, Sayidna and the clergy and our parishioners and visitors were hosted to a festive buffet at the spacious home of parishioners.
The mission community of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Lewes, Delaware, welcomed His Grace, Bishop Thomas for a most blessed weekend, November 19-20th, 2011. Also joining in the very special weekend observances was Father Nicholas Alford of the Church of Saint Gregory, Washington, D.C. along with the Deacon Raphael Garcia and a number of parishioners from D.C.. Also coming for the weekend were Father Adrian Budica and Khouriye Viktoriia from the Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY. And also present were Subdeacons Joseph Kavchok from Saint Paul, Emmaus, PA, Jason Flowers from the Holy Ascension Mission, West Chester, PA and Benjamin Daniel of Saint Philip, Souderton, PA. A very delicious supper was furnished by the Antiochian Women of Saint Andrew following the Vespers Saturday evening.
Father Boniface Black and the Saint Andrew parishioners invite all coming to the Delaware Beaches to visit and worship with us. We are your Orthodox Church away from home, whether you are a beach visitor, a second home visitor, or a second home owner and planning to relocate to the area. You are welcome! Divine Liturgy is 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Beginning Sept. 23, 2012, visit us at 33384 MacKenzie Way, Lewes. God willing, His Grace, Bishop Thomas will be with this year weekend of Nov. 18th, 2012.