The Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross was commemorated in the monastery of the Holy Transfiguration in Milton. Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was celebrated by His Grace Bishop of Canada Dr. Mitrofan, with the prayerful assistance of protosingel Vasilije, abbot of the monastery. It was a particular joy because it was the first Liturgy which His Grace served since formally taking over the Canadian Diocese on Sept. 18, 2016. Following Liturgy, Bishop Mitrofan sermonized on the significance of the Cross, especially reminding us that all Christians are called to carry their cross honourably, with our salvation and the Lord’s suffering in mind.
Following the distribution of antidoron, the present faithful were hosted in the monastery rectory, and spent time with their new hierarch.