Moments from Children's Christmas Party 2017

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Visitation of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Mr. Georg Georgiev
Sunday, December 3, 2017

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Children's Christmas Party

Sunday, December 17, 2017

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The Sunday School
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1910 – 2017
PROUD OF OUR 107 YEAR HISTORY

ELECTION OF A NEW CHURCH EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE GENERAL MEETING – SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 2018

On January 28, 2018, His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph has called a General Meeting of the membership for the election of a new Church Executive Committe.
The meeting started with an opening prayer, performed by Metropolitan Joseph and Father Vesselin Arnaoudov, followed by detailed reports, presented by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, Parish Priest, Father Vesselin Arnaoudov, President of the Church Committee, Mr. Vangel Angelov and the Treasurer of the Church, Mr. Peter Evans.

After unanimous acceptance of the reports and the assurances of all parishioners, who verbally declared that they would continue to observe strictly the By-Laws of the Cathedral and the Diocese, His Eminence declared the end of the canonical disorder and announced the beginning of the procedure for the election of a new Church Committee, which was held according to the requirements of the Church’s By-Law.
Below is a picture of the newly elected Church Committee with His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, Father Vesselin and Prezvitera Galya.

The members of the newly elected Church Committee are as follows:
Vangel Angelov President
Alexander Karadjov Vice President
Eleanor Michael Secretary
Tzvetanka Karadjov Assistant Secretary
Peter Evans Treasurer
Peter Peroff member
George Persinov member
James Stefoff member
Clare Evans member
Tanya Persinov member
Donna Stefoff member
Dimitrina Nicholov member
With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, on Sunday, February 4, 2018 (Sunday of the Prodigal Son), Father Vesselin Arnaoudov performed a blessing with Holy Water for the health and success of the newly elected Church Committee, as well as for all Orthodox parishioners for a mutual love and understanding in our Christian families and in the Holy Orthodox Church

Let us wish the members of the newly elected Church Committee to be healthy and to govern the life of the church with love, goodwill and wisdom.
May our more than century old Cathedral affirm itself again, as a holy place for prayers, worship, peace and love among people.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM FATHER VESSELIN ARNAOUDOV

That is why, the Lord Himself will give a sign: behold, the Virgin will conceive and bear the Son, and call Him the name of Immanuel "(Isaiah 7:14).

Beloved in God, faithful children of the Holy Orthodox Church,
By God's promise and this year we are approaching the great holiday of Nativity. Our joy is great! Again our souls will be filled with gracious trembling. Christ is born! The promised Savior of fallen humanity is clothed in flesh. The Holy Virgin of Nazareth accepts the incorruptible Word of God in its womb and becomes the Mother of God. "And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth, and we have seen His glory, glory as the Only Begotten of Father" (John 1:14). There is no believing heart, which in those days does not burn with the flame of love for God and the born Baby.
We, though so different in our individuality, character and ability, are one in Christ. And our love for Christ is to love one another.
By this we will know that we are His children and His body in His holy church, if we love each other.

In these Divine days of celebration of faith, let us turn to ourselves by rethinking our lives in the Church and the world around us. Have we been faithful children of Christ? Have we fulfilled our duty to the holy Church? Have we been gracious to the weak in this world in the darkness? Have we been generous to the poor and the needy? Have we left our lent-duty for the temple's grace and its support?
 As your shepherd who is responsible for you in the sight of God, I want you to answer positively, but if some of you feel that they have not contributed to the coming of the kingdom of God here on earth, let them repent for their frivolity, to ask the Church for forgiveness and fulfill their duties as Christians. The one is not worthy to ask mercy from God if he is not merciful! One can not expect blessing if he does not want to sacrifice for God and the church the little material to receive many more: peace, joy, love, health and life in the Holy Spirit!

Beloved, on behalf of His Eminence Metropolitan of North America, Canada and Australia + Joseph and on my behalf, I congratulate you with the coming Christmas celebration! I wish all health, peace, understanding, and unfailing faith in God, His only-begotten Son, and His Holy and Living Spirit!
Let us celebrate the birth of our Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ together on the 25th of December and, together with the Angelic Choir, to exclaim: "Glory to God in the highest, and on the Earth peace, good will toward men!"

Yours by God’s mercy, parish priest:
Father Vessellin Arnaoudov

MOMENTS FROM PATRON'S DAY CELEBRATIONS 2017

МОМЕНТИ ОТ ОТПРАЗНУВАНЕТО НА ПАТРОННИЯ ПРАЗНИК 2017

PATRON'S DAY CELEBRATION
THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017

The celebration of Patron's Day on May 11th this year was a great success. The Divine Liturgy was served by Father Veselin Arnaudov, Father Valeri Chumarov, Father Boris Drangov and Father Velichko Mihaylov. After the church service, the celebration continued in the banquet hall, where Father Veselin sprinkled all the present with a holy water for health and good luck. 
A delicious roast lamb and many desserts were served. Everyone enjoyed the celebration.

Отпразнуването на храмовия празник на Катедралния храм на 11 май тази година премина с голям успех. Божествената света литургия бе отслужена от отец Веселина Арнаудов, отец Валери Шумаров, отец Борис Дрангов и отец Величко Михайлов.

След църковното празнично служение, тържеството продължи в банкетната зала, където отец Веселин отслужи празничен водосвет и поръси присъстващите със светена вода за здраве и късмет. Бе сервиран и вкусен обяд от печено агне и много десерти.
Всички останаха много доволни от празника.

PATRON'S DAY CELEBRATION
SUNDAY, MAY 21ST, 2017

The Patron Saints Day of the church was solemnly celebrated also on May 21st, 2017.

His Grace Bishop Daniil from our Diocese, came specially for this occasion. Together with Father Veselin Arnaoudov, they served a solemn Holy Liturgy. The celebration continued in the Banquet Hall with an official ceremony and a musical program, featuring the children from Sunday School, Lizzie Naumova and Dancing Group "Gangka". 
Bishop Daniil and Father Vesselin handed officially the Certificates for the graduation of the children from Sunday School.
The holiday ended with a lot of music, horoes and dances. Everyone enjoyed the Celebration.

Патронния празник на църквата бе тържествено отпразнуван също и на21 май, като специално за целта от Епархията пристигна Негово Преосвещенство Епископ Даниил. Заедно с отец Веселин, те отслужиха тържествена Света Литургия. Празника продължи в банкетната зала с официална церемония и музикална програма с участието на децата от неделното училище, Лизи Наумова и танцова група "Игранка". 

Децата от неделното училище получиха своите свидетелства за завършване на учебната година.

Празника завърши с много музика, хора и танци за радост на всички присъстващи

Blessing the new church Committee of Sts. Cyril and Methody Cathedral
February 4, 2018

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Holy Theophany and
Blessing of Water

invitation from the priest

Metropolitan Joseph's visits
at Sts. Cyril & Methody Cathedral:

• October 14, 2017

• October 28-29, 2017