October 5-7, 2007: Bishop THOMAS Visits Altoona, Pa., Mission
Bishop THOMAS visits the church of St. George in Altoona, Pennsylvania October 5-7, 2007
During his Episcopal visit, Sayedna THOMAS elevated Fr. Stephen Lourie to the dignity of the Arch-Priesthood. His Grace also blessed the new icons of the Platytera as well as that of St. John the Baptist on the iconostasis, and inducted Fred and Carol Martin into the Order of St. Ignatius.
In addition, Bishop THOMAS met with Angie Ioup, who was baptized by St. Raphael.