Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch (Primate) of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) and Ordinary of the ROCOR Western Rite Communities will make an Episcopal Visit to Holy Cross parish in the Ralston suburb of Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday and Sunday, August 25 & 26.
This will be Metropolitan Hilarion’s second Episcopal Visit to Holy Cross Orthodox Church. His first Episcopal Visit was in August of 2015.
The Episcopal Visit begins with Solemn Vespers sung at 5:00 PM on Saturday, August 25. A Reception for Metropolitan Hilarion in the parish hall will follow Solemn Vespers. Light refreshments will be served.
On Sunday morning, August 26, Metropolitan Hilarion will be formally received at the door of the church at 9:15 AM, and welcomed with the traditional bread and salt. Solemn Matins will immediately follow.
A Solemn Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist, commonly called the Divine Liturgy or Holy Mass, with the Metropolitan at the throne will be celebrated at 10:00 AM. A catered Luncheon in the parish hall will follow the Liturgy.
Metropolitan Hilarion will be preaching at Solemn Vespers on Saturday and the Solemn Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist on Sunday. In addition, he will be the Luncheon speaker. Local Orthodox clergy will be joining us for Metropolitan Hilarion’s Episcopal Visit.
This will be an opportunity to worship God in the beauty of holiness, to meet and speak with the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, and to experience and learn more about Western Rite Orthodoxy. The public is warmly invited and everyone is welcome to attend. There is no charge for the Saturday evening Reception or the Sunday catered Luncheon, but a free will offering will be taken.
For more information call the church office at (402) 573-6558, or email Fr. Victor at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be looking forward to seeing you there!
HOLY CROSS ORTHODOX CHURCH
7545 Main Street
Ralston, Nebraska 68127