Austin, Texas: Bishop
Peter's Visit to Holy Protection Church, Jan. 21-22, 2012
A parish of the Russian Orthodox Church
Outside Russia, 1701 Peridot Rd., Pflugerville, TX
78660, a few blocks from Austin. Church website: http://www.orthodoxaustin.org
Vigil on Saturday, blessing of the new church on Sunday,
followed by the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with four
priests and two deacons. Attendance was approx. 68.
Bishop Peter blessing children of Holy
Protection Russian Orthodox parish, serving the greater
The All-Night Vigil - Jan. 21, 2012
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Fr. Deacon Nicholas Parks of Dallas with Hieromonk Aidan (Keller)
Vladyka did not serve the Vigil because the airport had mishandled
his luggage with vestments, etc. They were delivered later on.
Bishop Peter (Loukianoff) from the Chicago cathedral, ruling
bishop of the Chicago and Mid-America Diocese of the Russian
Orthodox Church Outside Russia.
The Divine Liturgy
- Jan. 22, 2012
-- Attendance was approximately 68.
Vladyka Peter served, and with him Hieromonk Aidan (Keller) of
Austin, rector; Priest Cassian Sibley of Life-Giving Spring church
in Bryan-College Station; Priest George Dahdouh of St. Elias
church in Houston; Priest Paul Andreasen, Orthodox military
chaplain at Fort Hood; Deacon Nicholas Parks from St. Nicholas
church in Dallas; Deacon Alexander Petrovsky from Wharton,
Illinois; Reader Andrew Eatough; with servers (altarniki
) Michael Trujillo,
Nathaniel Trujillo, Maxim Belov, Samuel Andreasen, Alex Kachkin,
and Andrei Kachkin.
Left to right, Fr. George (Houston); Fr. Aidan (Austin); Fr. Dn.
Nicholas (Dallas); Fr. Cassian (Bryan); Fr. Paul (Fort Hood army
base), moments before Vladyka entered the church.
Vladyka enters the church through the hallway entrance; on the
left Fr. Aidan holds the blessing-cross; in the right foreground
Sergei (starosta of the parish) holds the traditional bread and
salt as a token of welcome, and little Valentina holds a bouquet
of flowers for Vladyka.
We hope to post some pictures of the Liturgy itself; the above
picture is from before the Liturgy, the following picture from
after the Liturgy.
Vladyka and Julia Belova.
Vladyka and Maria and Sarah Davis.
Banquet in the church hall, after
- Jan. 22, 2012
Left to right: Fr. George Dahdouh
(Houston); Hieromonk Aidan (Keller), Austin; Vera M.; Bishop Peter
of Cleveland (from Chicago); and Fr. Cassian Sibley (Bryan, Tx.).
A delicious meal was served by the Sisterhood of Holy Protection
Thanks to parish
photographers Sergei and Lena Larin(a). Back to http://www.orthodoxaustin.org