Church blessing

His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah the ruling Hierarch of the Orthodox Church of America on Saturday morning blessed St. Mark Orthodox Christian Church on Morgan Johnson Road.

Pastor John Chudik welcomed his Beatitude and the fellow brother clergy from the Diocese of the South.

Visitors are welcome to greet the Metropolitan again at 9 a.m. today. Also on Saturday, Chris and Ruth Traycoff were crowned and blessed by Metropolitan Jonah on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.