Dear Brothers and Concelebrants,
Christ is in our midst!
For those of you attending the reinterment of Archbishop Dmitri on March 4 and 5, a special rate is being offered at the Hilton Garden Inn. You may book your stay HERE. The block of rooms have been reserved for March 4, 2016 - March 6, 2016. See more information, including group name and code, below.
For clergy who wish to participate in the various services, be sure to bring GOLD vestments.
I look forward to seeing you in Dallas in a few weeks.
Your web page address is: http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/D/DALMAGI-SERA-20160303/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
Group Name:St. Seraphim CathedralGroup Code: SERA
Hotel Name:Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Market Center Hotel Address:2325 North Stemmons Freeway Dallas, Texas 75207
Phone Number: 2146348200
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Faithful of the Diocese of the South,
Christ is in our midst!
On March 4 and 5, 2016, with the blessing of His Beatitude, Metropolitan TIKHON, we will re-inter the late Archbishop Dmitri in the new Memorial Chapel at St Seraphim Cathedral in Dallas. The services will coincide with the Saturday for the Commemoration of the Reposed that precedes the Sunday of the Last Judgment.
On Friday afternoon the body of Archbishop Dmitri will be brought from Restland Cemetery to be greeted at St Seraphim Cathedral by clergy and faithful. His Beatitude, Metropolitan TIKHON will preside. The new coffin in which the Archbishop will be placed will be brought into the Memorial Chapel above the prepared crypt. He will lie in state in a sealed coffin during the Vespers of Friday. Vespers will begin at 6:30 PM on Friday evening, March 4, 2016. Friday evening both clergy and faithful will have the opportunity to pray in the Memorial Chapel and read the Holy Scriptures.
In the morning His Beatitude, Metropolitan TIKHON will preside at the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral. The Divine Liturgy will begin at 9:30 AM on Saturday morning, March 5, 2016. Following the Divine Liturgy a Panikhida will be served, after which we will solemnly lower the coffin containing the body of Archbishop Dmitri into his final earthly resting place. This re-interment will conclude with the placing of prepared marble tiles over the crypt.
Texas-style hospitality will follow the festivities on Saturday.