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Abp. Boniface (+2016) and Bishop Gabriel.

Divine Liturgy at Military Chapel

Bishop Fucci, Bishop of Chaplaincy Services for the WOCC, celebrating the Divine Liturgy at a military chapel in California.

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Bishop Fucci as chaplain, counseling our Armed Forces Service men and women.

CH (COL) Raymond Copp

Our own CH (COL) Raymond Copp (right) welcoming Maryland's newest Army chaplain, CH (MAJ) Earl Blackwell (left), on 22 DEC 14. Earl will be supporting the 70th Regt & RSP @ Edgewood, MD. Father Copp serves under the omophorion of Bishop Fucci, Military Ordinariate. Father Copp is one of our finest priests and we are proud of the ministry he carries out on behalf of our service men and women.

Responding to the Baltimore riot

Chaplain Copp, second from right, is one of our priests serving the Maryland State Guard.

Come, Receive the Light...
Resurrection Divine Liturgy

Our own Father Sam Rake, Pastor of St. Augustine's Orthodox Church celebrates Pascha according to the Eastern usage. As Western Orthodox we will accommodate those communities that want to be in Eucharistic communion with us and continue to use the Eastern usage of Liturgy.

The Lighting
Holy Communion

The Servant of God received the Precious and Holy Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of his sins and eternal life. Amen

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Bishop Fucci, Military Ordinary preaching during Holy Mass. Bishop Fucci serves the chaplaincy needs of military personnel.

Msgr. R. Copp

Msgr. Copp is a Chaplain serving with the Maryland State Guard.

Msgr. Copp (second from right)
Divine Liturgy
The Anaphora
Anointing the hands of the Catechumen
The servant of God is Baptized...

The catechumen receiving the Holy Mystery of Baptism.

Rear Admiral Kibben, ChC, U.S. Navy

Metropolitan Joseph and Bishop Fucci with Rear Admiral Margaret Kibben, ChC, U.S. Navy.

AFCB Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion with the Armed Forces Chiefs of Chaplains.

Metropolitan Joseph and Bp. Mackey

Metropolitan Joseph with Bishop R. Mackey of The Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches during the AFCB (DOD) meeting with ecclesiastical endorsers.

Chaplain Costin, U.S. Air Force

Chaplain (Major General) Dondi E. Costin, U.S. Air Force addressing the various ecclesiastical endorsers at the annual Armed Forces Chaplains Board Endorser Conference.

Chaplain Costin

Chaplain Costin addresses the ecclesiastical endorsers.

Chaplain Hurley
Chaplain Hurley, U.S. Army

Metropolitan Joseph and Bishop Fucci with Chaplain (Major General) Paul K. Hurley, U.S. Army during the annual Armed Forces Chaplains Board meeting with ecclesiastical endorsers.

AFCB Endorser Conference

L to R: Bishop Fucci, Diocese of the Western United States/Chaplaincy Services, Chaplain (Major General) Dondi E. Costin, U.S. Air Force and Metropolitan Joseph.

AFCB Endorser Conference
AFCB endorsers

L to R: Rt. Rev. Jeff Anderson, PhD (Episcopal Missionary Church) Metropolitan Joseph and Rt. Rev. Donald Lerow (Anglican Catholic Church).

AFCB Endorser Conference

Bishop Lerow and Metropolitan Joseph

Adoration of the Holy Mystery
Ordination of Fr. Seraphim

Metropolitan Joseph Ordained Father Seraphim to the Holy Priesthood.

First Holy Communion
Anointing of the Crown

Archbishop Boniface (+2016) consecrates the crown of Bishop Fucci with Sacred Chrism. From left to right looking on is Msgr. Joseph Thomas and Bishop Benedict Gregory

The Bishops at Prayer
The Holy Gifts...

"Grant O Lord that what we have taken with our mouths we may receive in purity of heart. And let this temporal gift avail for our healing unto life eternal. Amen."

Agios O Theos...
Incensation during a Requiem Liturgy

Requiem Liturgy according to the Western Orthodox Church

The servant of God receives...

Holy Communion: "The servant/handmaid of God receives the precious and holy body and blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of his/her sins and life everlasting. Amen."

Prayers for the deceased...
O God of all spirits and all flesh..
Annual Christmas Dinner

Bishop Thomas leads the invocation at the annual Christmas dinner for the PA Association of Realtors.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Sancta Maria Magdalena Parish, Pittsburgh, PA celebrated the festival of San Rocco August 14 - 16, 2015. Prayer before the Eucharistic Christ was central.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

As Western Orthodox Christians we retain our culture and heritage received from the West and foster it in our Orthodox Christian lives.

The Mystery of the Holy Eucharist

Behold the Lamb of God! The Holy Eucharist is central to our Orthodox Christian lives.

Introit of the Divine Liturgy

The Introit is the entrance antiphon

The Offertory Prayer

This point in the Divine Liturgy separates the Liturgy of the Catechumens (those preparing to become Orthodox Christians) from the second part of the Divine Liturgy known as the Liturgy of the Faithful (those who have embraced the fullness of the Divine Faith).

Final Blessing

Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

The Last Gospel

Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

Pax Vobis
Prayer to the Holy Trinity

Bishop Joseph prays asking the Holy Trinity to accept the holy Sacrifice offered before the final blessing.

Prayers after the Divine Liturgy

Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

Bishop Victor incensing
Corpus Christi Altar
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The sanctuary at St. Mary Magdalene parish in Pittsburgh, PA in preparation for the Blessing of the Palms.

The Incensation
Holy Liturgy

January 1, 2015 - The Feast of the Circumcision of the Lord.

Social time...
Sanctuary of St. Mary Magdalene

The sanctuary of St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Pittsburgh, PA.

Attendees at the Holy Liturgy

Preparing for Christmas midnight Liturgy.

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Sanctuary of Sancta Maria Magdalena Parish in Pittsburgh, PA.

Receive the Holy Spirit...

Archbishop Walzer consecrates Bishop Victor Cianca, SSMM, to the Holy Episcopate.

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The altar in preparation of the Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Victor Cianca, SSMM.

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Bishop Victor blessing the congregation

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During the Litany of the Saints the one to be consecrated prostrates before God invoking the assistance of the all the Saints in Heaven to help him in his ministry as a Bishop.

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Bishop Victor being interviewed by KDKA channel 2 news in Pittsburgh, PA

Bishop Cianca and Father Thomas
Mrs. Joy Sato and Father Thom

Mrs. Joy Sato of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Msgr. Thomas.

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On Holy Thursday during the Holy Mass, the priest removes the chasuble and begins the Washing of the Feet in imitation of our Divine Lord during the Last Supper when Christ washed the feet of the Holy Apostles. Twelve men are chosen to represent the Holy Apostles.

The Liturgical Greeting

"El Senor sea con vosotros" (The Lord be with you). This is the liturgical greeting rendered unto the assembly during Holy Mass before any prayer, calling the assembly to be attentive to the prayer to be offered and collecting their prayers to be offered to our Father in Heaven. The assembly returns the liturgical greeting to the priest by saying: "Y con tu espiritu" (And with your spirit). Msgr. Thomas celebrates our Divine Liturgy in Spanish for the community he serves.

Holy Mass Offertory Incensation

Father Thomas during the Incensation of the altar and the gifts of bread and wine offered during the Divine Liturgy on Holy Thursday 2014. The altar server to the left removes the Missal from the altar during the incensation and stands at reverent attention.

Father Thomas

Father Joseph Thomas celebrating the Divine Liturgy at his ministry.

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The altar of the faith community of Sancta Maria Magdalena Church.