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The Newly Elected Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Visits the Parish of St. Michael the Archangel in Woonsocket, RI!
This past Sunday marked a historical day in the life of the Ukrainian Orthodox community in Woonsocket: His Eminence, Metropolitan-elect Antony visited St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Orthodox Church. He had visited the golden-domed parish many times as its bishop and archpastor, but this was the first time since he was elected as the leader of the entire Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA (UOC-USA).
The Hierachical Divine Liturgy was beautiful. Deacon John Charest has a deep voice, which complemented both the wonderful choir, under the direction of Dinna Eichorn, and the baritone of the second deacon, Vasyl Dovhan. At the end of the Liturgy, Metropolitan-elect Antony thanked the choir for their excellent work. He noted that the St. Michael's choir is always a joy to serve with because they sound so beautiful and are always so well prepared for the extra rigors of the hierarchical services.
You can see and hear the beauty of the All-Night Vigil and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on-line by visiting the St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church website (www.stmichaeluoc.org) and clicking on the link to their YouTube channel. You can also see more pictures from the weekend at our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/StMichaelUOC).