On Sunday July 31, the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, the Adminstrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. John the Baptist Church in Little Falls, NJ. Concelebrating with His Grace were rector of St George Russian Orthodox Church in Bayside, Queens and Dean of the Eastern States, Archpriest Igor Tarasov, newly-appointed rector of St John's Priest Aleksey Paranyuk and Deacon Mark Rashkov, cleric of St Nicholas Cathedral in New York City.
At the conclusion of the Liturgy, Bishop John delivered a sermon on the Sunday's Gospel reading and officially introduced Fr Aleksey to the parish.
Interaction between Bishop John and the parishioners continued in the parish refectory during which a festive meal in honor of His Grace's visit was held.
[Courtesy of: The Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA - www.mospatusa.com]