Los Angeles, CA - "When time and eternity meet it must be a eucharistic event. When the East and West truly meet then this must certainly be in connection with the Divine Liturgy." With these words the Diocese of Western America, and the Cathedral of St. Stevan's in Los Angeles in particular, shared in the special joy of receiving their visitor Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America.
The visiting Bishop from the east coast of America served the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, December 9, 2007 together with the host hierarch from the west coast, along with priests Nikola Ceko, Ilija Dajkovic, Norman Kosanovic, hieromonk Jovan and deacons Nenad Radakovic and Jovan Stanojenovic.
The Divine Liturgy began at 10a following the Sunday Resurrectional Matins which began at 9a. In his words of greeting His Grace Bishop Mitrophan spoke in both English and Serbian about the morning's gospel reading about the healing of the blind man, saying that the language of the Church is the language of love and understanding."
In gratitude to His Grace's visit, the host hierarch Bishop Maxim gave Bishop Mitrophan a panagia (a work of Protopresbyter Velimir Petakovic).