This year, Family Fest was honored to have His Beatitude Metropolitan Constantine join the participants on Saturday. After presiding at the evening Vesper service, which was beautifully sung by those attending, His Beatitude spoke about St. Job of Pochaiv and St. Mark of the Kyiv Monastery, whose relics he brought to St. Thomas Chapel for veneration by those present.
Metropolitan Constantine stayed for dinner and spoke to many of the participants during the evening, before returning to Pittsburgh. Those gathered, especially, the youth, were please and honored to have him share his time with them.
Sunday morning’s Divine Liturgy brought us closer to the Lord and each other when we receive Holy Communion.