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Today, Saturday of Lazarus April 27, 2024, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America celebrated the Challenge Liturgy at Archangel Michael Church in Port Washington, NY with Archdeacon Dionysios. Created in 1990, the Challenge Liturgy reaches out to Orthodox Christians with intellectual and developmental disabilities, bringing them into the full life of the parish. All metro-area New York challenged Orthodox Christians are invited regardless of parish or jurisdictional affiliation. Celebrated on the third Saturday of every month, individuals of all ages with special needs from the surrounding communities, and their families, are welcome to participate in this beautiful liturgy which offers an environment appropriate to the special needs of the participants.