UN Vespers

As reported in a previous post I rolled on down to the Big Apple yesterday for a vespers service for the Orthodox folks at the UN. This service in an annual event sponsored by the Joint Commission of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) and The Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches in America (SCOOCH). The service goes between the two groups and this year is was SCOBA’s year to host. It was also the Romanian year to host the event and so that is the reason for my involvement.
The service was held at the magnificent Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Was an amazing space for worship. Fr. Frank Marangos is the new Dean of the Cathedral and he was a great host.
The theme of the evening was Global Climate Change: A Moral and Spiritual Challenge. Speeches were given by His Excellency Ambassador Mihnea Ioan Motoc Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations and His Eminence Archbishop Nicolae of the Romanian Archdiocese. I believe the service was recorded and I have e-mailed to see if it will be available online if so I will post the link in another post.
This was a great service, the choir was wonderful and the Church was filled with people. A reception was held in the hall after and then the long journey back to the village.
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