Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos in Ottawa

04:16 PM

This year the Protection of the Mother of God Parish in Ottawa celebrated its parish feast on the 15th and 16th of October. His Eminence, Archbishop Gabriel presided over the services, assisted by the rector of the parish, Fr. Stelian Liabotis, the second priest Fr. Alexis Pjawka, and the parish Protodeacon Fr. Vasily Milonow. Fr. Peter Perekrestov from San Francisco also served. The choir sang under the direction of the Reader Elias Dubelsten.

A moleben and procession took place after the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy. In his congratulatory remarks, Vladyka Gabriel congratulated the rector, clergy and parishioners with the feast day.

After the service, everyone was invited to the parish hall to a festive lunch prepared by the sisterhood.