Metropolitan Visits the Hermitage of St. Clement of Ochrid

Feast of St. Clement of Ochrid at the Hermitage of St. Clement of Ochrid

Metropolitan Demetrius joins the Faithful for this feast  of St. Clement of Ochrid in Dawson, GA. Some traveled as far as Daphne, AL Savannah, GA, and Largo, FL. Others came down from Atlanta, Georgia.

Where the Bishop is, the sheep will gather. View the images.

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