Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Cathedral of St. Markella 2014

On Sunday February 24/March 9, 2014, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius of America presided over the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of St. Markella, Astoria, NY, during which he ordained Fr. Sergius (Gordon) of Holy Ascension Monastery, Bearsville, NY to the Diaconate.

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