Consecration of Holy Trinity Parish, Phoenix
Photos of Consecration
Archpriest Anthony Gavalas carries Metropolitan Panteleimon's staff, as the Consecration procession begins. The procession will go three times around the outside of the church. The procession will stop three times at the front doors of the church where special prayers, with the holy relics, are recited by Metropolitan Panteleimon. NOTICE: Captions still have to be added to various photos of this photo album. Please check back often.
Reader Silouan leads the procession with the Precious Cross.
Metropolitan Panteleimon with the Holy Relics.
Protopresbyter Stephen Fraser, the pastor of Holy Trinity parish, holds the Metropolitan's Miter and takes part in the procession.
Metropolitan Panteleimon in front of the entrance to the church.
Reader Silouan, Despota Panteleimon, Protopresbyter Stephen, Archpriest Anthony.
The reading of the Holy Gospel at the Celebration of the Divine Liturgy. (No pictures were taken in the sanctuary.)
Metropolitan Panteleimon begins the annointing of the Church walls with Holy Chrism - after the washing, annointing, and consecration of the Holy Altar. Twelve antimins were also blessed at the consecration.
Our parish family begins to enter the church after the procession.
The next series of pictures show some of the parishioners of Holy Trinity parish at the Consecration banquet.
The next series of pictures show various parishioners with Despota Panteleimon.
(Left to right) Archpriest Anthony, Metropolitan Panteleimon, Protopresbyter Stephen