Akathistos Service to St. Nectarios - 11/09/13

On Saturday, November 9, 2013 an Akathistos Service to St. Nectarios was celebrated for the saint's feast day at Ss. Peter & Paul's Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church, Bayonne, N.J.  Joining the parish rector, Fr. Sophrony Royer, was Fr. John Fencik of St. Mary's Orthodox Catholic Church in Bayonne. Several parishioners from St. Mary's, likewise, joined the faithful of Ss. Peter & Paul's in attendance. Responses were sung by the parish choir under the direction of Ss. Peter & Paul's choir director, Emily Fencik. Healing Prayers, taken from the Akathistos Service for the Sick, were read at the service's conclusion, and everyone in attendance was anointed with holy oil from the lamp at St. Nectarios' tomb in Greece. It was a spiritually uplifting experience for the Orthodox community in Bayonne.