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Holy Archangel Michael Feast Day Celebration

in Minneapolis, MN

Parishioners and parish pastor, Very Rev. Fr. Evhen Kumka of St. Michael and St. George Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Minneapolis, MN observed its patronal feast day by welcoming His Eminence Archbishop-elect Daniel, Deacon John Charest of Chicago, IL, Subdeacon Mykola Zomchak of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary (South bound Brook, NJ) joined by Very Rev. Fr. Peter Siwko and parishioners of St Katherine’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Arden Hills, MN and other guests in weekend prayer during Great Vespers on Saturday, November 19, 2016 and the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday November 20, 2016. 

Children of the Parish Ukrainian school, under the leadership of Maria Matleshewski, dressed in traditional Ukrainian embroidered blouses and shirts greeted Vladyka Daniel with bouquets of flowers and a delicious locally baked korovaj (graciously made and donated by Ken Matleshewski). The service and sermon were very moving as Archbishop-elect Daniel challenged all the parishioners to examine how to live an Orthodox Christian life in a growing secular society. The responses and hymns sung by the joint choir of both local churches directed by Andrij Karkoc were spiritually uplifting and beautiful.