The Mission Choir, along with Archpriest Dennis Swencki, Chief Financial Officer, Fr. Ignatius Gauvain, Director of Student Life, and Seraphim Danckaert, Director of Mission Advancement, visited St. Herman Church on Sunday, November 13th.
Archpriest John Perich, Rector, and Deacons Nicholas Edwards and Gregory Hubiak, led the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. Archpriest James Dougherty, who was attached to the parish, returned to concelebrate along with Fr. Steven Voytovich, Seminary Dean, Fr. Dennis, and Fr. Ignatius. This visit coincided with the parish's festival.
The Mission Choir, led by Benedict Sheehan, was even more complete with several members of the St. Tikhon Monastery Chamber Choir. The choir traveled to Eastern College for a concert later in the afternoon (see separate story).
Fr. Steven preached the sermon, and Fr. Dennis spoke to the congregation about the work of the seminary. This was all the more meaningful in that Fr. Dennis founded St. Herman Church as a Mission, and served as its first pastor.
Thank you to Fr. John and parish faithful for your hospitality on this celebratory day!