The St. Tikhon's Mission Choir visited Christ the Savior Church in Ballston Lake, NY. Fr. Matthew Markewich, Rector, was formerly the St. Tikhon's Monastery Bookstore Manager, and traveled with the Mission Choir. It was wonderful for members of teh Mission Choir to visit him now with his parish faithful!
Fr. Matthew remarked in the context of Vespers and the Divine Liturgy how clearly the syllables of the text came across, carried by the musical setting as the choir sang. The parish faithful were enthusiastic in welcoming the choir, as well as collecting funds to assist married students' needs.
Following the Liturgy, Fr. Matthew and Mat. Rebecca welcomed the choir to their home for lunch. May God bless Fr. Matthew and the faithful of Christ the Savior Church!
Photos, Veljko Pejovic.