His Grace, Bishop Thomas made his annual visit to the mission of Saint Andrew the Apostle in Lewes, DE the weekend of November 21st.
On Saturday a group of parishioners along with our Pastor, Father Boniface Black, accompanied Sayidna to the property where, God willing, our Church will be built. With appropriate prayer, a cross was planted on the land.
The Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos was celebrated with Vespers, Matins and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. Subdeacon Adrian Budica, a son of Saint Andrew and recent Masters Degree graduate of Saint Vladimir's Seminary was ordained Deacon. Archpriest Thomas Zain, Dean of the Saint Nicholas Cathedral in New York joined us for the weekend. Also sharing the weekend were Subdeacon Jason Flowers and family from Saint John Chrysostom, York, PA and Subdeacon Joseph Kavchok from Saint Paul, Emmaus, PA. A wonderful choir and wall-to-wall attendance and magnificent weather combined for a beautiful weekend.
Following the Sunday Divine Services a reception for the congregation and visitors was hosted by parishioners at their spacious residence. May God grant many years to our bishop and to the newly ordained Deacon Adrian; and continue to bless our community of faith as we follow Bishop Thomas' encouragement to make Orthodoxy known in southern Delaware.