On 20 February/5 March, the clergy and many of the faithful from the Alabama ROCOR and MP parishes gathered together for joint prayer for the Sunday of Orthodoxy. The service was hosted at St. John Cassian Orthodox Chapel (Bessemer, Alabama), and concelebrated by Archpriest Paul Davis (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate), Priest Elias Crowder (St. Martin of Tours Mission-ROCOR), Priest Joseph Gagliano (ROCOR), and Priest Justinian Burnett (St John Cassian Orthodox Chapel-ROCOR). Thirty five of the faithful from around Alabama were in attendance for the service, and many stayed for the lenten fellowship meal afterward. Following the meal, Fr. Justinian gave a short talk on the importance of iconography to Orthodoxy theology and their impact on our salvation.
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