(ROCOR.org) - Archbishop Alypy concelebrates with the First Hierarch on the 50th Anniversary of Holy Trinity Parish in MilwaukeeHoly Trinity parish in Milwaukee marks 50th Anniversary
Metropolitan Laurus arrived from Albany NY, where he had presided over the 50th anniversary celebration of that parish, at Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, and officiated at all-nigh vigil service in Holy Trinity church.
On Sunday, 22 September, Metropolitan Laurus concelebrated the Divine Liturgy with Archbishop Alypy of Chicago and Detroit, who celebrated the Liturgy for the first time on this day since his accident, along with Archimandrite Peter, Archpriest John R. Shaw, Abbot Ioann, Fr. John Sykaluk, Protodeacon Victor Lochmatow and Deacon Dimitri Kamolov.
During Hours, Pavel Akmolin was tonsured a Reader, and at the Little Entrance, Fr. John Shaw was decorated with a jeweled cross.
A reception for all followed, at the home of Walter and Irene Skipper.
On Monday, 23 September, Metropolitan Laurus held a Pannikhida at Forest Home Cemetery for departed parishioners of Holy Trinity church, and inspected the new mosaics at St. Sava's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral before returning to Jordanville.