Vespers for the Sunday of Orthodoxy

On Sunday evening, March 1, the Orthodox communities in Central Iowa gathered for the celebration of the Triumph of Orthodoxy at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church in Ames.  Five parishes were represented – Holy Transfiguration, Ames; St. Demetrius, Des Moines; St. George, Des Moines; St. John the Wonderworker, Des Moines; and St. Nicholas in Pella.

Sunday_of_Orthodoxy_6871_Final V. Rev. Fr. Basil Hickman of St. George, Des Moines, offers the litany.


The young people and clergy process with the Icons.


The clergy and children hold the icons as the Synodikon is read by Fr. Basil.

Many thanks to Fr. Basil, V. Rev. Fr. Bartholomew Wojcik from St. Nicholas in Pella, and Fr. Zoran Milinković, our newest area clergy from St. Demetrius Serbian Orthodox Church in Des Moines for joining us.