RIVES JUNCTION, MI [OCA] – April 2015
His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate, presented the Order of Saint Romanos to Archimandrite Roman [Braga] after the Divine Liturgy on the Great Feast of the Annunciation at the Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery here.
Established by the Holy Synod of Bishops at their spring 2014 session, the Order is awarded to influential arrangers, composers, teachers and conductors in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to the field of liturgical music in the Orthodox Church in America.
In his remarks on behalf of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and the members of the Holy Synod, Archbishop Nathaniel thanked Father Roman for his many years of service to the Church in the areas of liturgical translations and musical settings. In response, Father Roman offered thanks to the Holy Synod, expressed his gratitude for the honor, and asked for prayers.
Past recipients of the Order of Saint Romanos include Archpriest Sergei Glagolev, Archpriest Igor Soroka, Prof. Dr. David Drillock, and Mr. Walter Shymansky.