Category Archives: Celebrations

On November 8, 2014 Bishop Michael celebrated Liturgy in our church

On November 8th Bishop Michael made his annual visit to our church. This was once again an important occasion for our bishop to meet us and for us to meet the bishop.
By decision of the Holy Synod, Bishop Michael bestowed special honors – elevated of Fr. Leonid to the rank of protopresbyter and awarded Fr. John Bartholomew with the jewelled cross.
This year our parish family celebrated several anniversaries. In July a festive reception in the parish hall and the church grounds marked 40 years since Fr. Leonid and Mimi, and their then small children Sonya and Masha, arrived to begin their service in Sea Cliff. On August 31st Mimi offered a reception to the whole parish after Liturgy to mark the 45th anniversary of Fr. Leonid and Mimi marriage. In November will be the 45th anniversary of Fr. Leonid ordination to the holy priesthood. Thus the visit of Bishop Michael completed the circle of anniversaries.
Stay tuned. Gallery of pictures coming soon.

November 8 (Saturday) Bishop Michael Celebrates Liturgy in our Church

Dear Parish Council members and Trustees:
You have been informed and reminded – by letter and e-mail – that on Saturday, November 8, Bishop Michael will celebrate Liturgy in our church.
On this occasion, he will read a prayer elevating me to the rank of Protopresbyter.  This rare honor is granted to me by decision of the Holy Synod of Bishops.
Our Bishop will also award Fr. John Bartholomew the right to wear a jeweled cross.
Your attendance and participation is important!  Please come to church by 9:30 a.m., at which time our Bishop will enter the church in preparation for the service.  After vesting in the sanctuary, we will begin the Liturgy in the middle of the church.  The prayers for Fr. John and me are read at the very beginning of the Liturgy.
We will have guest clergy from our sister churches in Sea Cliff and Glen Cove.
After the Liturgy we will hold a reception in the parish hall and church garden.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Leonid Kishkovsky

St. Seraphim of Sarov in Sea Cliff parish feast

Dear Parishioners of the Church of Our Lady of Kazan:

You are welcome to attend the services of the parish feast of our sister parish of St. Seraphim of Sarov in Sea Cliff.

The Vigil service on Thursday, July 31, begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Divine Liturgy on Friday, August 1, begins with the greeting of the bishop at 9:30 a.m.

With love in the Lord,
Fr. Leonid Kishkovsky