After concelebrating the Divine Liturgy at Saints Peter and Paul Church, South River, NJ on the morning of Orthodoxy Sunday—February 25, 2018—His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon; His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America; and His Eminence, Archbishop Michael of the Orthodox Church in America’s Diocese of New York and New Jersey attended the Triumph of Orthodoxy Vespers in the evening at the same church.
Clergy and faithful from across the region filled the church for the service, which was hosted by the OCA’s New Jersey Deanery.
In 2017, Metropolitan Joseph welcomed Metropolitan Tikhon and Archbishop Michael at the Antiochian Archdiocese’s Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Brooklyn, NY, for the celebration of the Triumph of Orthodoxy Vespers, at which Metropolitan Tikhon preached. [See related story.]
See text of Metropolitan Joseph’s homily in related article.
Photo credit: Subdeacon Roman Ostash