Thomas Sunday - Parish Feast - 04/22/12

Христос Воскресе!

Благодарим Господа Воскресшего, что наш дорогой владыка Иларион имел возможность посетить наш город, и провести наш Престольный праздник.

Многая лета, дорогой наш владыка! 

Christ is risen!

We thank our Resurrected Saviour, that our dear Vladyka Hilarion was able to come to Auckland and celebrate our Parish Feast.

Many years, dear Vladyka!
Services were held in the Serbian Church. Mita Milovanovic, a great friend of our parish...
We all try to get to church before the beginning of the service sow ecan greet Vladyka, not the other way around!
Dima and Vanya "synchronisity" ...
Our "batiushka" Fr Eugene...
Vladyka blesses us to start Liturgy on our Parish Feast every year with the Full Paschal beginning...
We lack space for more servers, but Vladyka gets by...
Fr Vladimir is awarded the right to wear the jewelled cross...
Fr Sava, Protonamestnik and Rector of St Milutin's
Epistle in three languages
Gospel in those same three languages...
The choir sang with inspiration, as usual!
We need a deacon...
Reading Vladyka's Paschal Epistle - we always wait until Thomas Sunday for this...
Vladyka blesses many aspects of the service to be as paschal, as on Pascha!
Vladyka cut short the "talkative" rector... Thank God!