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On Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon made an archpastoral visit to All Saints of America Church in Alexandria, VA.

At the celebration of the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, His Beatitude elevated Priest Alessandro Margheritino, who is serving both as the parish priest and the Secretary of the Orthodox Church in America, to the dignity of archpriest.

At the conclusion of the liturgy, His Beatitude greeted the faithful and announced that All Saints of America would be raised from mission to parish status effective September 1.

His Beatitude also presented relics of American saints, the heavenly patrons of the community, as well as a new antimension, the first assigned to the community since its founding in 2008 by the late Archpriest Michael Koblosh.

Axios to the Archpriest Alessandro and many years to the All Saints of America community!

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