Saturday, July 7, 2012 was a blessed day for the St. John Mission in Reno, NV. The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the chapel of St. Alexander of the Sleeping Ones by His Grace Bishop Maxim at the small but eager mission Parish in Reno. He was assisted by the Parish Priest, Fr. James Barfield, Presbyter Stephen Karcher (Greek parish in Reno), Presbyter Oleg (Russian parish in Reno), Protopresbyter William Weir (Fair Oaks, CA), and Hierodeacon Panteleimon. Vladika Maxim’s sermon was a reflection on the community of Saints and the particular place occupied in it by St John the Baptist.
Krsna Slava and Archpastoral Visit to St. John the Baptist Mission in Reno
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Archpastoral visit to St. Xenia Skete & St. Andrew's Church in Northern California
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On Saturday morning my eight year-old son, John and I went with two other parishioners from our church in Anderson to Wildwood, CA to visit St. Xenia's Skete and to serve Liturgy with His Grace Bishop Maxim. The weather during the past couple of days had been very hot and wehoped that it would be comfortable at St. Xenia's. We were not disappointed as were blessed with cool but sunny weather during the outdoor liturgy which was also served with Fr. Hilarion the abbot of St Herman's Monastery in Platina and Fr. Paisius also from St. Herman's. After the beautiful litrugy, we crowded into the trapeza for a wonderful meal of salmon and rice and vegetables.