Patronal Feast of St. Sergius of Radonezh in Valley Cottage, NY

There was a special celebration in the Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh in Valley Cottage this year for the Patronal Feast on Tuesday July 18. Here in 1982 on the Feast of the Holy Imperial Martyrs Mitered Protopriest Gregory Kotlaroff began his priestly service at Tolstoy Foundation. Vladyka, Protopriest Sergei Klestov and those fellow clergy who served extended to him their sincere congratulations.

Archbishop Andronik awarded Igumen Sava (from the Ukraine) the palitsa and Fr. Dimitry Dobronravov with the nabedrennik for their dedicated service to the Church. The joy of spiritual unity exceeds that of any joy. For as our Lord and God Jesus Christ Himself noted: “Your heart shall rejoice and your joy no man taketh from you.” (Jn. 16:22)