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    http://www.deltadiscovery.com/story/2012/09/26/village-telegraph/ground-blessing-in-holy-land/495.html Ground Blessing in Holy Land By Johnann Nicori September
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      Ground Blessing in Holy Land
      By Johnann Nicori
      September 26, 2012 | Volume 14, Issue 39

      His Eminence Benjamin, Archbishop of San Francisco and the West, Locum
      Tenon of the Diocese of Alaska, blessed the church ground, along with
      special guest Metropolitan Kristov, church leader of Szech land and
      Slavokia to build a church named after Heiromartyr Saint Juvenaly of
      Kuingnerraq and His Companion.

      This is the first time land has been blessed in Quinhagak for an
      Orthodox Church, which in itself is an Historic event, but what made
      this land blessing remarkable is that Metropolitan Kristov was present
      to bless the land.

      After the ground blessing, the Metropolitan gave a brief history of how
      the land where he is from, Moravia, was originally a mission by Orthodox
      but hundreds of years later went under the umbrella of Catholicism and
      the Unitas Fratrum, or Unity of the Brethren, better known as the
      Protestant Moravians.

      He explained how the Orthodox of this land and the Moravian Church are
      more related than most people realize. It was a tremendous blessing for
      the people present to witness a historic event and to hear the rich
      history of how the Orthodox Church of Alaska and the Moravian Church are
      intertwined in more ways than one.

      It was a great honor to have His Beatitude Metropolitan Kristov and
      Father Evan, His Chancellor, to take time away from their busy schedule
      and come here to Kuingnerraq. God Grant them many years.

      We are accepting donations, if possible, to help towards building a new
      church. We have a bank account with Alaska USA, account number is
      1672755, Saint Juvenaly Russian Orthodox Church. Quyana.
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