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New Three Hierarchs Mosaic Blessed on Dormition Eve
14–15 August 2011 • Chapel Service
"We magnify you, O Hierarchs of Christ, Teachers of Truth and Wisdom" (Hymn to the Three Great Hierarchs: Listen here)
A gleaming new mosaic of the Three Great Hierarchs, Ss. Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom, now adorns the entrance to our campus chapel, thanks to seminary friends and supporters Ernest and Denice Collazo. The iconographic mosaic, which depicts the patron saints of our chapel, was blessed following the service of Great Vespers for the Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary.
Mr. and Mrs. Collazo, along with their daughter Abigail, were present for the blessing and posed for a photo with Archpriest Chad Hatfield, Chancellor/CEO of the seminary, who thanked the Collazo family for the lustrous new icon. "We honor the three saints on this icon not only as the patrons of our chapel but also as patrons of all those who study theology," said Fr. Chad, "and we are grateful for the generous friends who gave us this beautiful mosaic."
Installation and blessing of the mosaic...