Javascript Menu by Deluxe-Menu.com
   
















Fifth Sunday of Great Lent

On the fifth Sunday of Great Lent, 29 March 2015, Archpriest Peter Olsen and the faithful of Saint Basil Church in Watervliet NY eagerly welcomed the Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary “Mission Choir” and the seminary’s Dean, Archpriest Steven Voytovich. These dedicated seminarians visited both Saturday and Sunday, beautifully singing the evening Great Vespers and Divine Liturgy the following day. The voices of the six young men, under the direction of the very talented Benedict Sheehan, filled the church, enriched the services, and uplifted the faithful.

 

Patrons of a local restaurant, “The Purple Pub” (owned by parishioners Greg and Diane Rentz) were also treated to a taste of this talented choir when they sang the prayer before and after the meal on Saturday evening. Those dining in the restaurant were silent in attention as the choir sang “Many Years” to Greg and Diane Rentz, and then everyone responded with a round of applause!

 

A pot luck lunch was enjoyed after the Sunday Divine Liturgy and provided time for parishioners and friends to interact with the choir members and shop at the traveling seminary bookstore. Several families enjoyed an added blessing by offering hospitality to one or more seminarians overnight. Their stay not only provided the community with beautiful voices singing the services, but also the opportunity to share stories and learn of their experience at Saint Tikhon’s Seminary.

 

The choir’s webpage describes the Mission Choir as a group “dedicated to God through the Church’s primary evangelistic and teaching tool: Her Liturgical worship; striving to bring life, invigoration and inspiration to the parishes.”  

 

To learn more about the Mission Choir and ways to support them, you may visit:

http://www.stots.edu/

Saint Basil Orthodox Church - 03/29/15

(15 images)


Share This:



< PreviousNext >
You might also like:



UPCOMING EVENTS
On the Diocesan Calendar

 

May 19-20, 2018

Camp Clean-Up

Saint Andrew's Camp

Jewell NY

 

May 27, 2018

   Holy Pentecost

The Descent of

the Holy Spirit

 

June 2, 2018

Liturgical Music

Workshop:

"Inspiring

    Children

       to Sing"

Holy Apostles Church

Saddle Brook NJ

10:00 a.m.

details & registration >

 

June 3, 2018

DDB Appreciation

Dinner for the

NY State Deanery

Saint Basil Church

Watervliet NY

5:00 p.m.

 

August 6, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Transgfiguration

of Our Lord

 

August 15, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Dormition of

the Theotokos

 

September 8, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Nativity of

the Theotokos

 

September 14, 2018

   The Exaltation of the

   Life-Creating Cross

 

November 3, 2018

First Annual

"Bible Bowl"

Holy Trinity Church

Yonkers NY

10:00 a.m.

details & registration >

 

November 21, 2018

Feast-Day of the

Entrance of the

Theotokos into

the Temple

 

December 25, 2018

  Feast Day of the

  Nativity of Our

  Lord, God, and Savior

  Jesus Christ

 







 
Diocese of New York-New Jersey; 33 Hewitt Avenue; Bronxville, NY 10708; 914-779-6580

Powered by Orthodox Web Solutions