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January 1/14, 2013
Circumcision of the Lord, Saint Basil the Great.
As we have stated in a previous written announcement, the Metropolis wants again to reassure everyone that when the canonical hierarchs and priests of the Metropolis are able to serve the Divine Liturgy in their Cathedral, all Orthodox Christian faithful will once again be welcome to attend all liturgical services and social functions at Saint Mark’s, regardless of what their former jurisdictional affiliations may have been.
We have received many kind words of support from fellow Orthodox bishops, clergy, monastics, and faithful in Greece, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, France, and throughout North America encouraging us during the time of this lawsuit. We glorify God that the civil court has put a stop to this lawsuit, which was completely unnecessary from the beginning.
God willing, we hope to celebrate the Divine Liturgy at Saint Mark’s on Saturday, February 2/15, 2014, the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple. All Orthodox Christians will once again be welcome at the Saint Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Cathedral in Boston.