It was a glorious spring morning: clear blue sky, cool air gradually warming yet comfortable. The faithful, who had traveled from not only the San Francisco Bay area, but also from as far away as Los Angeles and Reno, St. Basil of Ostrog Church, Angels Camp, CaliforniaNevada, came early to the picturesque white church with the blue cupola in Angels Camp. Even His Grace, Bishop Maxim arrived very early. Rather than wait for the appointed time to begin the Divine Liturgy, His Grace spontaneously led those assembled in the Matins service. The choir from St. Sava Church in Jackson, the visiting clergy and all those present joined in and took everything in stride.
For the 14th consecutive year, Greece has hosted the world reknowned ORTHODOXIA EXPO in the famous Zappion Exhibition Centre in the national capital, Athens. Amongst the 96 manufacturers and providers of arts, crafts and services to Orthodox churches, our own workshop for clerical vestments and ecclesiastical embroidery, RIZA presented an impressive display.