Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led the Sacrament of Anointing of the sick in the Cathedral of Brooklyn
On March 8 of 2015, on the day of finding of relics of St. Matrona of Moscow, St. John Cathedral was visited by Vicar of Eastern American Diocese, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, who made the Sacrament of Anointing of the sick.
The Rector of the Cathedral and Dean of First Deanery of New York Archpriest Alexander Belya, the Rector of Church of the Mother of God «Unexpected Joy» Archpriest George Kallaur, the Rector of Church of the Holy Myrrhbearing Women Priest Paul Ivanov and clergyman of Cathedral Priest Constantine Gavrilkin gave a support to His Grace.
Before the beginning of service Bishop Nicolas addressed the edifying speech to faithful about the spiritual meaning of the Sacrament of Anointing in the life of every Christian.
The sacrament of Anointing was performed on the Remembrance Day of St. Matrona of Moscow, and it was the additional joy for the believers. The particle of St. Matrona’s relics permanently is in the Cathedral.
It should be noted that over 200 persons took a part in the Sacrament and there were the parishioners of other churches of Brooklyn.
At the end father Rector expressed his thankfulness to His Grace and other clergy for their prayers and labors, wished spiritual and physical health from God to everyone, and meet Easter with a deep spiritual joy.
The fasting meal was organized after the service, where clergy and some of believers shared their opinions about an importance of the Sacrament of Anointing and about particular gracious place of St. John Cathedral.