With the blessing of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, the Archdiocesan District held the first Contrition Vespers at the Zoodohos Peghe Church in the Bronx on Sunday evening, February 26, 2023.
The Contrition Vespers officially begins the Great and Holy Lenten Season.
Officiating at the Vespers was Bishop Athenagoras of Nazianzos. Assisting the Bishop was Archimandrite Nektarios Papazafiropoulos Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Throne Elias Villis, Chancellor of the Archdiocesan District. Also participating were area clergy and faithful.
Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America