Wow, what a day. I slept poorly last night, so I came to church while the first antiphon was already being sung, so I was given a chair next to the kliros where I sat quietly and joined the singers as best as I could. Meanwhile, Vladika had come early and asked Father Victor and Father Deacon Markel to serve alone. The result was magnificent. Father Victor was used to a slightly different way of serving, but he did splendidly, and Vladika and I sat back to allow the younger clergy to carry on. Moreover, it felt like a Sunday service with the number of people present and the amount that received Holy Communion. All in all, it was such a joyous service and, after the Agape meal, we served a full memorial service at which a large number of people attended. In fact, they asked if we could do it again at the next service. After my tumble yesterday, I had to serve while seated and I used crutches to get around, not that it was so serious, but because I did not wish to lose my balance. There was much activity for the rest of the day which ended with a feeling of great accomplishment and satisfaction.