Volunteer firefighters as escort for Our Lady in Suprasl

In the afternoon, on August 12th, the pastor with several priests from neighboring parishes and numerous faithful awaited Our Blessed Mother in front of the Catholic church in Suprasl.  The motorcyle escort arrived first at the church, the "Life Mobile" with the Icon followed.  This time the, the Volunteer Firefighters of Suprasl formed the Honor Guard carrying the Icon into the church.  They were not only male firefighters, which we are long used to, but also young women firefighters, who walked alongside the men.

It is estimated that about 10% of population of Suprasl is Orthodox.  Therefore, the plan was to meet in a beautiful Orthodox shrine, but unfortunately it didn't come to it because Bishop Jacob decided that this meeting should take place in the Orthodox Cathedral in Bialystok.  So, after the Holy Mass and a short prayer in the Roman-Catholic parish, the "Life Mobile" with the Icon headed in that direction.


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