NEW YORK: October 18th, 2019
The Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign” in New York celebrates the 25th anniversary of the priestly service of Protopriest Andrei Sommer
On Sunday, October 13, 2019, at the end of Divine Liturgy, celebrated at the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign” in New York, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, along with His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan and the local clergyman, the First Hierarch gave Protopriest Andrei Sommer a painted icon of St John (Maximovich) of Shanghai and San Francisco the Miracle-worker, congratulating him on the 25th anniversary of his pastoral service.
After the veneration of the cross, the cathedral sisterhood organized a festive luncheon in honor of Father Andrei.
On Wednesday, October 16, the very anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood performed by Bishop Mitrophan of Boston 25 years ago, Fr Andrei, the Dean of the Synodal Cathedral, celebrated Divine Liturgy at Saint Sergius of Radonezh Chapel in the Synodal residence.
After the service, Bishop Nicholas performed a moleben before the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign" then congratulated Fr Andrei and intoned Many Years to him.
We wish Fr Andrei many years of pastoral service in good health and joy in the Lord!