Due to the passing of our Father in Christ, Metropolitan +PHILIP, our Bishop +ANTHONY has postponed his visit to our parish this weekend. Hence, the events surrounding His Grace’s visit, including the his talk on Saturday evening and the banquet for the parish’s dedication on Sunday, have been postponed until further notice. His Grace assures us that he will reschedule with us as soon as possible.
In light of the postponement, there are several things which need your attention.
1) We will sing the Trisagion Prayers of Mercy for the repose of the soul of our departed Metropolitan at the conclusion of Services on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
2) We are going back to a normal schedule of services for this weekend, so please note that Vespers will be sung at the normal time of 6 PM.
3) Please inform anyone that you personally invited to any of the events–especially the public address scheduled for Saturday night–that the event is being postponed and that you will inform them of the new date when it becomes available.
4) Should anyone wish to have a refund for the cost of the banquet ticket, please see Mary, but we are hopeful to have the banquet rescheduled soon so you are encouraged to wait until you hear of the new date before requesting a refund.
May God grant rest to the soul of the newly-departed Servant of God, the Most Reverend Metropolitan PHILIP of thrice-blessed memory, and comfort to us, his spiritual children.