Fr. Constantine is awarded the Gold Cross - 10/11/14

What an honor it was to have Bishop IRÉNÉE visit us at St. John the Divine on Thanksgiving weekend!

Bishop IRÉNÉE and Fr. Gregory of Montreal made a visit to St. John the Divine, on their way to participate in the 15th Anniversary celebration of the founding of St. Sabas Monastery in Harper Woods, MI.

Saturday morning, Divine Liturgy was celebrated.   Immediately following the Liturgy, Fr. Constantine was awarded the Gold Cross by Bishop IRÉNÉE.

In his remarks, quite touchingly, the Bishop said that the Cross is actually being awarded to all of us at St. John the Divine, for our work, and struggles, in the vineyard of Christ on Drouillard Road.

The entire community was awed by Bishop IRÉNÉE -- his warmth, friendliness, and humility was evident.   Many Years, Master!

Greeting Bishop IRÉNÉE with flowers, bread & salt
Bishop IRÉNÉE with Fr. Constantine
Bishop IRÉNÉE awarding the Gold Cross to Fr. Constantine
Bishop IRÉNÉE with Dean & Fr. Constantine
Boys Having Fun Downstairs
Patrons of St. John the Divine: John, Luceal, Mary & Love