Enthronement of Bishop Sergios of Portland

On Sunday, October 28/November 10, 2013, His Grace, Bishop Sergios, was enthroned as bishop of Portland by His Eminence, Metropolitan Moses of Toronto, at the Cathedral of the Holy Nativity of the Theotokos in Portland, Oregon. In attendance were the clergy from the Diocese of Portland, as well as many faithful.

Eis Polla Eti, Despota!

Below, please find audio recordings from the enthronement, in three parts. The chanting is performed by the Schola Cantorum of the Cathedral, led by Protopsaltis John Presson.

The Great Doxology, Kairo, Vesting, and Divine Liturgy up to the Gospel:

Divine Liturgy from the Great Entrance (Offertory) to the Communion of the Sacred Clergy:

Liturgy ending with the Enthronement:

Photos from the day are below:

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It was 12/25 December, 1926. The state Church of Greece adopted the Papal calendar and with the help of the Greek government persecuted all those who did not accept the Papal calendar. The faithful Orthodox Christians of Mandra woke up and headed to their Church to celebrate the Feast of Saint Spyridon. When they reached the Church they saw that the door to the Church had been secured with chains and the faithful could not enter. Before leaving the Church to return to their homes they stuck their candles on the door. As soon as the last person placed his candles on the door

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