Holy Cross Church, Linthicum, MD , was honored to host the visit of His Grace Bishop THOMAS during the weekend of our 15th Anniversary Patronal Feast Weekend (September 13-14). The festivities included Great Vespers, a Grand Banquet, and the Sunday Divine Services, at which Sayedna THOMAS presided, preached and ordained two new subdeacons: 
At the conclusion of Saturday's Vespers, Sayedna blessed our newly-renovated Parish Hall and congratulated the congregation for their dedication and hard work in completing the project. In addition, Sayedna met with the ladies of the Antiochian Women for Saturday brunch and conversation. Because His Grace arrived early, we were also able to arrange visits to three OCF [Orthodox Christian Fellowship ] sites: the Naval Academy, St John's College in Annapolis (www.annapoliscollegeministry.org ), and the University of Maryland/Baltimore County (www.sta.umbc.edu/orgs/ocf/ ):
At the latter two campuses, Bishop THOMAS met and had lively discussions with OCF students. Holy Cross Church is grateful to God for fifteen years of fruitful ministry and looks forward to many more years under the shepherding of Sayedna THOMAS.