The blessing of the Stew Leonards store in Paramus, NJ

On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Fr. Djokan Majstorovic, Fr. Angelo Artemas (Greek Church from Tenafly, NJ), Fr. Michael Ibrahim, (Antiochian Church from Bergenfield, NJ) blessed the newly opened Grocery store “Stew Leonard’s” in Paramus, NJ.

The owners of the store, Steward and his beloved wife Kim Leonard, were present, they both are of the Christian Orthodox faith.

Kim is of Serbian background, her Grandparents came from Herzegovina and she was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA.

Both of the owners were delighted that their new store was solemnly blessed.

Upon censing the store with incense from the monastery of Dechani, Kosovo and Metohija, Fr. Djokan sprinkled the entire store with the blessed water while customers were walking around and shopping.

The renowned choir, Spirit of Orthodoxy, with their energetic conductor, Stratos Mandalakis rendered the responses at the Service of Blessing.

Among those present was Mr. Louis Zagami, from Boston, MA, Development Officer of IOCC-International Orthodox Christian Charities, the organization that is very much helped and supported by Seward Leonard’s Family.

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