Our celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the parish was a beautiful event in every respect. The day itself was a gift of ideal weather. We were lifted up and honored by His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon and His Eminence Archbishop Michael, who celebrated the Liturgy with us, presided at the Anniversary Lunch, and addressed words of encouragement to all of us. At the end of the Liturgy Fr. John Bartholomew was honored by Archbishop Michael on behalf of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America on the occasion of his 30 years in the holy priesthood.
The deacons and subdeacons and altar servers made the services of the anniversary weekend both beautiful and orderly. The choir, led by Doreen Bartholomew, was perfect in its musically beautiful and prayerful singing.
Parishioners and friends came together in large numbers for the Liturgy, and attendance at the Anniversary Lunch reached more than two hundred. It was wonderful that clergy and parishioners from St. Seraphim’s Church in Sea Cliff and the Church of the Intercession in Glen Cove joined us for our parish celebration.
The flowers decorating our church for the Liturgy and the flowers adorning the tables at the Anniversary Lunch were a labor of love..
At the Saturday evening Vigil, we were led in worship by Archbishop Michael and enjoyed refreshments and fellowship in our Parish Hall after the service.
Thank you, dear friends and parishioners, for helping to make our Parish Feast and the 75th Anniversary of the parish a memorable and joyful occasion!
With love in Christ,
Fr. Leonid Kishkovsky