The Holy Ascension Orthodox Mission  in Frazer, Pennsylvania was blessed to have Bishop THOMAS present with us for his annual visit on the weekend of November 14-15Th, 2009.
The Sisterhood of St. Thekla sponsored a dinner for His Grace following Vespers, and we celebrated a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday. During the sermon, Bishop THOMAS commanded the founding of Holy Ascension Parochial School, The Academy of St. Raphael, which will serve as a spiritual education foundation for our parish. His Grace motivated our parish to begin building our permanent home and he spoke candidly about families making sacrifices to help raise money toward this goal.
After the Divine Liturgy, Bishop THOMAS spoke with the children of our parish. The children sang for the Bishop and had the opportunity to ask him questions.
We thank His Grace Bishop THOMAS for joining our mission.
Bishop THOMAS will return to Holy Ascension Orthodox Mission on Sunday, February 20-21, 2009 for the Sunday of Orthodoxy and to launch our Capital Campaign.