Consecration of the church of Saint Petka in Nashville

The day before the feast of Saint Paraskeva, on October 26th 2013, in Nashville TN, the church of Saint Petka was consecrated. The church was bought on December 17th 2012, and has been renovated by the faithful since then. The sanctuary itself, purchsed from a Baptist church has been remodeled to serve the purpose of Orthodox worship. An altar has been built, along with a proper iconostas. Beside the sanctuary, and below it, two fellowship halls have also been renovated.

After the consecration, Bishop Longin served a Hierarchal Liturgy along with six priests and one deacon. Along with the local parishioners, many guests were also present at the service: from the church of Holy Trinity in Saint Louis MO, from the church of Archangel Michael in Huntsville AL, students of the Saint Sava Theological School in Libertyville IL, and many others from the local orthodox churches. After the service, Bishop Longin gave a Hierarchal Gramata of recognition to the board of this missionary parish for the great effort which they invested, along with other parishioners, into the renovation and beautifying of the church property.