Last Weekend: Informal Youth Gathering

His Eminence traveled to Saint Markella Cathedral last weekend (June 2) with Bishop Maximos. On Saturday evening, after the Vespers service, the two bishops went to the house of some local parishioners to meet with some 40 youth who gathered from around the United States. There was a meal and a question and answer period.

The next day, Metropolitan Demetrius stayed in the sanctuary while Bishop Maximos served the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral. After the Liturgy, the two hierarchs went to another home, and once again spoke to the youth of our Church. His Eminence addressed the youth stressing that they are the future; it was obvious that everyone was listening very carefully to the counsel of their bishops.

The hierarchs were very pleased that such an informal gathering bore such good fruit.

For photos, please see the following link (will take you off of our site): https://dchatzis.smugmug.com/Divine-Liturgy-06-03-19/

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