Visit of Archbishop Dmitri - 10/09/05

Traditional offering of flowers
Tonsuring of Benjamin
Vladyka is greeted at the church entrance
Reader Benjamin reads from the book of Epistles
Vladyka is vested in mantia
Reader Benjamin is vested in the sticharion
Archbishop Dmitri with the local OCF members
Protodeacon Patrick proclaims the gospel
Reader Benjamin with parents
Archbishop Dmitri with clergy of St. Maximus
Subdeacon John presents Vladyka with the traditional bread and salt
The tonsuring
Vladyka prepares to bless the faithful