Bishop MARK Attends Dedication • Kentucky - 01/31/15

His Grace, Bishop MARK attended the formal dedication of St. Athanasius Orthodox Church in Nicholasville, Kentucky during the weekend of January 31 - February1, 2015.

Clergy and laity from 7 other Orthodox Christian parishes in Kentucky, seen making a procession around the St. Athanasius Orthodox Church, concelebrated the church's Dedication Service Saturday evening.
Orthodox Archbishop Nikon Liolin of Boston and Bishop Mark Maymon of Philadelphia share a moment of levity together, with Deacon Alexander Cadman looking on, as they led the Dedication Service Saturday evening. A dozen other Orthodox clergy--along with about 40 guests outside the Bluegrass--also participated in the services.
Archbishop Nikon Liolin ordains Simeon Siskar to be the deacon (pastoral assistant) for the St. Athanasius community.
The St. Athanasius Parish Community after the Ordination Liturgy this past Sunday.
The Dedication cake, in the form of the new church.
Bishop Mark Maymon of Philadelphia blesses the altar and new icons of the church as altar server JP Patterson looks on.
Rev. Justin Patterson, St. Athanasius pastor, welcomes the visiting bishops to Nicholasville.