Friday, March 28, 2008

A new bishop for Van Nuys

Today, I'm writing from Phoenix, AZ. I'm here for the Episcopal Ordination and Enthronement of Bishop Gerald Dino as the new Eparch (Bishop) of Van Nuys, CA. His eparchy takes in the entire Western half of the United States. The ordination took place in the presence of the Papal Nuncio, and three Metropolitan Archbishops from Canada and the US.
It was a beautiful Liturgy and it was impressive to see so many parishioners and friends come to be with Bishop Gerald for this historic event. Many thanks to the Latin-rite bishop of Phoenix, for allowing us to celebrate in one of his larger church buildings.
I return to New Jersey on Saturday, and if you get close to me you may smell the remnants of the incense from the Divine Liturgies! The smell of heaven!

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