You were transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God,
revealing Your glory to Your disciples as far as they could bear it.
Let Your everlasting Light also shine upon us sinners,
through the prayers of the Theotokos.
O Giver of Light, glory to You!
Members of the St. Tikhon’s Community came together today to celebrate the Great and Holy Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. The service was presided by His Eminence the Most Reverend Tikhon, Bishop of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania. Also serving were Igumen Sergius, Abbot of St. Tikhon’s Monastery, Archimandrite Michael (Their), pastor of St. Vladimir's Church in Lopez,PA, Mitered Archpriest Basil Micek, pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church in Scranton, PA, V. Rev. Michael Lepa, Igumen Gregory, and Hieromonk Innokenty.
Several ordinations and elevations also occurred during the service. Congratulations to Novice Basil (Smith) who was tonsured as reader, Rassophore Monk Silouan who was tonsured a reader and ordained to the Sub-Diaconate, Hieromonk Michael (Thier) who was elevated to Archimandrite, and Deacon Martin Watt who was ordained to the Holy Priesthood.