NEW YORK: July 10, 2006
The Tenth Anniversary of the Archpastoral Service of Bishop Gabriel is Celebrated at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Sign
On the Nativity of St John the Forerunner and the anniversary of the episcopal consecration of his Vicar Bishop, His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus officiated at Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Sign at the Synod of Bishops in New York, along with His Grace Bishop Gabriel of Manhattan and 33 other clergymen. At the end of Divine Liturgy and a moleben, His Eminence congratulated Bishop Gabriel on his tenth anniversary as bishop and wished His Grace God's help in the bearing of his archpastoral cross. A reception was then held, at which many warm greetings were read and gifts presented to His Grace. Below are photographs of the event.
We also wish His Grace Bishop Gabriel good health and many mercies from the First Pastor, Christ!