On Friday evening, March 2nd, our parish had the blessing of the Holy Unction service. Several priests assembled to perform the sacred service of anointing with holy oil including: Abbot Juvenal (Herrin) from the Kazan Church in San Francisco, Abbot James (Corazza) from the Old Cathedral in San Francisco, Priest Ioan Comenescu from the Protection of the Mother of God in Palo Alto, Priest Florin Lapustea from Holy Cross in San Jose, and Priest Andrew Smith from the Nativity of the Mother of God in Menlo Park.
The service was very beautiful and was especially adorned by the singing of our choir - who sang the service for the first time. All went smoothly and prayerfully and at the end of the service, the many people who came to be anointed unto their physical and spiritual well-being received the Sacrament of Unction.
Following the service their was a special meal served to the visiting clergy prepared by Matushka Sarah, Nadia Ungureanu, and Alex Gliga. The meal was delicious, the tables were set beautifully, and our guests were most grateful for the hospitality of our parish.
A small gallery of images can be viewed here.