Pan-Orthodox Celebration Sunday of Orthodoxy in Los Angeles
The celebration of the Sunday of Orthodoxy was conceletrated this year by His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco,, His Grace Bishop Joseph of the Antiochian Diocese of Los Angeles and the West, His Grace Bishop Maxim of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America, together with Deans, Clergy and members of their respective flocks. As one of the Hierarchs on the West Coast, His Grace Bishop Benjamin of the Diocese of the West, Orthodox Church of America had planned to attend. At the last moment however, His Grace was unable to join the Hierarchs for this Celebration.
This Divine Liturgy was held at the St. Nicholas Antiochian Cathedral in Los Angeles. Hundreds of faithful gathered in worship to share their common faith and to commemorate the restoration of the holy icons.
At the conclusion of the Liturgy, the Hierarchs led the traditional procession of icons around the Cathedral, along with the serving and visiting clergy. The Hierarchs led the reading of the Synodikon, along with the entire congregation - a declaration of our faith and a demonstration of our unity as Orthodox Christians.
Following the Services, Lunch was served in the main hall followed by a youth rally for all the young teens who attended.