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Beloved sisters and brothers in the Lord,

I am so very happy to be with you for this Divine Liturgy, in which we also celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of your parish. Especially in this centennial year of our Sacred Archdiocese of America as the premier Eparchy in the Diaspora of the Holy Mother Church of Constantinople, I have been privileged to be present at a number of events for parishes that share this anniversary. And now, by the grace of God, and the intercessions of your Heavenly Patron, I have this wonderful opportunity today.