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.