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What a joy it is to gather in the fellowship of this evening’s meal, and to continue our celebration of the consecration of Κοίμησις τῆς Θεοτόκου. Truly, this moment should be savored by all. For it is an accomplishment that has come to pass by sacrifice, devotion and the sweat of a community that is committed to preserving its faith and heritage. You all deserve a hearty round of applause!