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Met. Agafangels visit to the US

(01\05\09 10\05\09)

His Eminence, Metropolitan Agafangel arrived at Newark Airport on the evening of May 1, 2009, and drove from there to Washington, D.C., arriving late in the night.  On May 2, 2009, he served Vigil in the Church of the Holy Ascension in Falls Church, VA, along with Bishop Joseph, Vicar Bishop of Washington, D.C.

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During Divine Liturgy on the next day, Met. Agafangel made a member of the parish, Konstantin Preobrazhensky, a reader.

 

 

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Met. Agafangel met with the parishioners after the liturgy to answer their questions.

 

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Met. Agafangel and Reader Konstantin.

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May 6, 2009, Met. Agafangel served Divine Liturgy in the Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh in Valley Cottage, NY, along with Archbishop Andronik, Archbishop of Ottawa and North America.

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Archpriest Vsevolod Dutikow, Metropolitan Agafangel, Archbishop Andronik, and Archpriest Gregory Kotlaroff

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During his stay in America, Met. Agafangel also visited the parish of St. Philaret in Boston, MA.  A photo of the rector, Fr. Dimitry Amelchenko and his family

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On Sunday, May 10, 2009, Met. Agafangel served Divine Liturgy in the Church of the Holy Trinity in Astoria, NY.

 

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During his stay in America, Met. Agafangel also looked over a parcel of property being proposed for a convent and a building in another location being considered for his residence in the US.  Met. Agafangel and Bishop Andronik also participated in a parish meeting at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Astoria, NY, where Met. Agafangel also spoke with many parishioners.

Met. Agafangel departed for Odessa in the evening of May 10, 2009.

 

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