The mission choir led the singing of the responses for the Vigil and Divine Liturgy of the Sunday of the Most Precious Cross, at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, in Allison Park, PA, April 2-3. His Eminence, Archbishop Melchisedek (Pleska), returning from the Holy Synod meeting the previous week, was present for the Vigil, celebrated by Archpriest Michael Senyo, Cathedral Dean. It was great to see Joel Brady (STS Class of 2015) who is now a cathedral parishioner.
After the vigil, we gathered at the home of Protodeacon Michael and Matushka Mary Wusylko's home for an evening that included dinner and fellowship. Protodeacon Michael, a St. Tikhon's Board member, was recuperating from surgery, but joined us for a brief time. His Eminence joined us at dinner, as did David Jarrett.
The mission choir sang the responses also on Sunday morning. Fr. Steven preached the homily, and Seraphim Danckaert, Director of Mission Choir, shared about the work at St. Tikhon's Seminary during coffee hour. Fr. Steven was pleased that Matushka Cindy was able to join him for this trip, meeting the wonderful cathedral clergy and faithful.
Fr. Steven shared his gratitude to the cathedral community for their generous support of the seminary!