OCA Chancery celebration honoring St. Sergius Church musicians to be held September 27

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and the staff of the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America will host a celebration marking the 700th Anniversary of the birth of Saint Sergius of Radonezh on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

Saint Sergius is the patron of the Chancery Chapel.

The day will open with the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in the walled garden [weather permitting] at 10:00 a.m. A combined choir comprised of students from Saint Vladimir’s and Saint Tikhon’s Seminaries will sing the responses. A reception will follow.

In conjunction with the celebration, four noted Church musicians will be awarded the Order of Saint Romanos. Established by the Holy Synod of Bishops at their spring 2014 session, the award is presented 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. Recipients of the inaugural awards include Archpriest Sergei Glagolev, Archpriest Igor Soroka, Prof. Dr. David Drillock, and Walter Shymansky.

Area clergy and faithful are warmly invited to attend the celebration. Please RSVP by contacting Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary, at egtosi@oca.org , or Barry Migyanko at bmigyanko@oca.org , by Friday, September 12.