On Sunday, December 18, the 26th Sunday after Pentecost and the feast of St. Sabbas the Sanctified, the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Cathedral. His Garce was co-served by clerics of the cathedral.

After the reading of the Gospel, Bishop John delivered a sermon on the topic of the Sunday Gospel reading.