Archbishop Daniel Visits St.
Nicholas the Wonderworker, under the pastoral leadership of Protopresbyter Mykola Serdiuk. Luydmyla Serdiuk, representing the parish board of administration and the ladies of the parish community, welcomed Vladyka with a Brisbane ukrainian bread and salt, while the representatives of the youth of the parish presented the hierarch with the flowers. Protopresbyter Mykola Serdiuk, in his capacity of the pastor of the parish, presented Archbishop Daniel with a cross and asked for prayers for the parish, Brisbane ukrainian nation and Australia and especially for the next generation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Christians in Brisbane area — parishioners Sankt Queanbeyan escort the parish.
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Many times, they would collect more taxes than what was required and would put the extra in their own pockets.
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