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The Patronal Feast

Each year on the Sunday closest to the 17th of October, we celebrate the feast of our patron saint, Ignatius of Antioch. This is a great event in the life of our parish and we gathered together for a single Mass we make our solemn procession to the Saint’s shrine in the nave and our professional choir offers splendid music. This year we were honoured to have the Rt. Rev’d Andrew M. L. Dietsche visit the Parish on the occasion of the Feast of Saint Ignatius of Antioch. The entire parish gathered for a single service, and it was truly a glorious day!

Learn more about Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr.

The Patronal Feast, October 21, 2012:

The Bishop asperses the People

The station at the Shrine of Saint Ignatius of Antioch

The Vestry reverence the Bishop as he passses

The Bishop and his Chaplains listen to the Gospel

The Sermon

At Confirmation and Reception: The Rector and Deacon Kahn present the Candidates

The Peace is passed by the Rector and Deacon Kahn
to the recently Confirmed Porterfields (pere et fils)

The Chilrden's Choir

The Offertory

The Censing of the Altar

The Bishop is censed

Sursum Corda

The Elevation of the Host

The Elevation of the Chalice

The Invitation of Communion

The Post-Communion Prayer

The Pontifical Blessing

Bishop Dietsche blesses the people as he departs

The Bishop visits with our children

... and says grace before lunch


Click here for pictures of the Patronal Feast 2011.

Click here for pictures of the Patronal Feast 2010.

Click here for pictures of the Patronal Feast 2009.

Click here for pictures of the Patronal Feast 2008.

Read Fr Blume’s sermon for the Patronal Feast on his first Sunday as Rector, October 21, 2007.