St. Vladimir Holiday Weekend

A group of young people from St. Sergius Cathedral in Parma, OH, travelled to St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ. The group was led by the Cathedral Choir Director, Reader Alexander Petrovsky. Alexander was brought up in this Church, and his father, Archpriest Philip Petrovsky, has been a priest at St. Vladimir's for 30 years. The services were officiated by Metropolitan Laurus, joined by Bishop Gabriel of Manhattan on Sunday. Reader Alexander conducted the Choir for the festive weekend.  St. Vladimir Memorial Church was built as a memorial the the Millenium of the Baptism of Rus.  The cornerstone was laid in 1939, and the Church hosted the main Millenium celebrations of the Church Abroad.
Memorial Pannichida for the founders of the Church. This was in the Lower Church, where Archbishop Vitaly (Maximenko) and Archbishop Nikon (Rklitsky) are buried.
Metropolitan Laurus and Archpriest Boris Kizenko, First Priest of St. Vladimir Church.
Meeting of the Metropolitan
Metropolitan Laurus
Bishop Gabriel of Manhattan
Clergy at the Trisagion
Metropolitan Laurus and Bishop Gabriel
The Creed
Metropolitan Laurus
Metropolitan Laurus
Festal proclaimation by Metropolitan Laurus
Metropolitan Laurus and Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov of St. Alexander Nevsky Church in Lakewood, NJ, translating the proclaimation.
Blessing of the Waters, a tradition celebrating the Baptism of Rus
Reader Anton Alekseyenko, Deacon Eugene Kallaur, Deacon Nicholas Olhovsky, Vladimir Nikitin.
Reader Alexander Petrovsky, Archpriest Philip Petrovsky, Reader Anton
Deacon Eugene, Reader Alexander, Priest Serge Ledkovsky (Second Priest at St. Vladimir), Reader Anton
Fr. Serge and Reader Paul Drozdowski
The Cleveland Gang
Reader Alexander directing the vigil service
The faithful gathered on the steps of the Church
Choir at the end of the service
Male Choir singing 'Eis Polla' as the Metropolitan unvests.