More than 40 servers of all ages gathered for the annual Diocesan Altar Server Retreat on Saturday, May 13, at Holy Resurrection Church in Wayne, New Jersey. The young servers helped to celebrate the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy that opened the day. Concelebrating clergy were Fr. Stephen Evanina, Fr. Martin Kraus, Fr. Samuel Davis, and Deacon Stephan Karlgut.
After lunch, parish Rector Archpriest Stephen Evanina demonstrated the Proskomedia service in the nave of the church. Archbishop Michael then led a detailed teaching session, showing and explaining the rubrics and the meaning of the different sections of the Divine Liturgy. Assisting and teaching alongside the Archbishop were Sub-deacons Mark Federoff and Nilus Klingel.
The Retreat concluded with Great Vespers and dinner. Archbishop Michael is grateful to the kind people of Holy Resurrection Church for their generous hospitality in hosting this year’s Altar Server Retreat. Many thanks to the servers, and their supportive families and parishes, for helping make the event a success!