On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, twelve of the faithful from St. Paul’s traveled to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Little Falls, New Jersey, to attend Vespers and a reception following. St. Paul’s pastor Fr. Andrew concelebrated the Vespers service with other clergy, which was presided over by His Beatitude, Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East.
At the completion of Vespers, a gift icon was given by the local parish to the patriarch, and speeches were made by His Beatitude, along with His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph and the local pastor, the Archpriest Dmitri Darwich.
At the reception, all those gathered individually received the blessing of the Patriarch and Metropolitan and spoke with them briefly.