: His Grace George Bishop of Mayfield Celebrates the Feast Day of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul at the Cathedral in Strathfield NSW

sobor_july_2014_11On Friday the 11th and Saturday 12th July 2014, the feast day of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, divine services were held in the Cathedral, Strathfield NSW in honour of the parish’s feast day. On Friday evening, the All-Night Vigil was led by His Grace Bishop George of Mayfield with parish clergy Archpriest George Lapardin, Priest Simon Nekipeloff, Protodeacon’s Alexander Kotlaroff, Boris Evstigneev, Deacons Constantine Moshegov, Martin Naef, Edward Waters and clergy from neighbouring parishes.

In the early morning the following day, the lessor blessing of the waters was served by Fr Simon and Deacon Constantine Moshegov. At 9am the clergy greeted His Grace Bishop George and the Divine Liturgy commenced. The cathedral was full with the faithful and the choir lead by Nick Kulikov sang reverently.

After the Liturgy, a festal banquet was held in the church hall and the marquee was put up to cater for those that did not fit in the hall. The sisterhood a wonderful banquet and everyone enjoyed the warm hospitality.

Photos by Andrew Papkov