Metropolitan Ambrosios of Korea, accompanied by Fr. Romanos Kavchak and Deacon Johan Park visited our church in Jeonju for the celebration of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos. On Monday evening 14/8 the Metropolitan, assisted by the Parish priest, Rev. Ilarion Jeong and the rest of the Clergy, participated in the Service of Vespers and the Litania while on Tuesday morning 15/8 they took part in the Service of Matins and the Divine Liturgy of the Feast Day. Following the Divine Liturgy, the Doxology and thanksgiving prayers were recited for the anniversary of the country’s liberation from the Japanese occupation. In his sermons, the Metropolitan preached on the subject “The Virgin Mary as the Mother of God and Ours”, in which he spoke about the sacredness of motherhood and that it ought to be protected.
After the Services were over, a common “meal of love” was served to everyone present and then the Parish children presented a program of Camp songs and music.
The Feast of Our Most Holy Mother was also celebrated with honor and contrition at the rest of the Parishes of the Orthodox Metropolis of Korea.