First, there was our own Father in Christ — His Grace, Bishop BASIL, of Wichita and Mid-America. (Pics from that visit forthcoming.)
You may listen to that Hierarchical Liturgy here … or, especially, you should listen to Sayidna’s homily on the occasion of the elevation of an archpriest (and priests and their families in general) — HERE.
Then there was a surprise visit by His Beatitude, IGNATIUS, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East — the 170th patriarch after St Peter.
Patriarch IGNATIUS was accompanied by His Grace Bishop Luka Khoury (vicar bishop of the Patriarch; Bishop of Saydnaya). Sayidna LUKA celebrated the Hierarchical Liturgy with His Beatitude, to the side, on the throne. To listen to His Beatitude’s message to the people of St George click HERE.
Here’s a few pics …