Akathist to St. Panteleimon in Berwick - 07/27/09

On Monday evening, 7/27/2009, 14 members of St. John's parish together with many Christians, both Orthodox and non, joined Vladykha Tilhon and members of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Berwick to celebrate an Akathist to St. Panteleimon on his feast day. The faithful were annointed with holy oil from the monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mt. Athos. Vladykha delivered the sermon, admonishing the faithful to understand the way of the Cross in an manner which acknowledges the positive aspects of sufferring and becoming fonts of God's grace. A wonderful potluck followed outside on the parish lawn. This healing service was a tremendous success.