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The Daily Dispatch: March 8, 1865., [Electronic resource], The Russian Church in America — Significant religious and political ceremony. (search)
onary Bishop Resident at Constantinople; Rev. Dr. Dix, Rector of Trinity Parish? and Rev. Dr. Thrall, a member of the Russo-Greek Committee, appointed in the General Convention of 1862.--Outside the chancel were other clergy of Trinity Parish, and Rev. Dr. McVickar, the oldest Presbyter in the Diocese of New York. From sixty to seventy members of the orthodox communion (i. e., the Greek Church) occupied seats near the chancel, and followed the service with close attention, making the sign of the cross and inclinations of the head at the proper points. The choir. The choir, which sang admirably, was composed of picked singers, who volunteered their services, and were rehearsed under the direction of Rev. Freeman Young, who brought the music from Russia. It was arranged in four parts, and made available by translating the Slavonian words and sounds into English characters. The members of the choir were Messrs. Thatcher, Leggott, Rockwood, Davies, Camp, Aiken and Trost.