On March 1, the first Sunday of Great Lent, clergy and parishioners celebrated Orthodoxy Sunday. Following Holy Communion, the clergy and faithful, led by the youth of the parish processed around the interior of the church and outside in the church courtyard with their icons. This event reminds the faithful that our Savior and the saints are present with us on every step of our Lenten Journey.
Divine Liturgy for the Great Feast of Theophany Eve followed by the Blessing of Water was celebrated on Saturday, January 18th. Our parish celebrated the Feast of Theophany on Sunday, January 19th with Divine Liturgy and the Blessing of Water followed by the Women's Fellowship Coffee Hour Fundraiser for all.
Christ is born! Glorify Him! Христос Рождается! Славите Егo!
On January 6, Father Luka Novakovic and Deacon Michael Ardan led the Nativity Eve Vigil: Compline followed by Matins. The services were preceded by Holy Supper/Shared Meal in the parish hall. Divine service for the feast of the Nativiy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was held on Janaury 7. After the service, the choir sang Christmas carols and the Women's Fellowship provided coffee and light fare.
On Sunday September 22nd the Archpriest Luka Novakovic was the Chief Celebrant of his first Divine Liturgy as Rector of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Philadelphia. His co-celebrant was the recently retired Father Gregory Winsky, and Father Deacon Michael Ardan. After Divine Liturgy a wonderful celebratory Luncheon was prepared by the Women's Fellowship of the Parish to welcome Father Luka, and to celebrate Father Winsky's 35 years of service to the St. Michaels parish
On Saturday September 21nd the Divine Liturgy was celebrated to commemorate the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos. This Liturgy was also the introduction of the new Rector of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Philadelphia, the Archpriest Father Luka Novakovic. We were blessed to have the Archpriest Father John Vass as the Chief Celebrant conducting this Liturgy along with the Archpriest Father Luka, and the recently retired Father Gregory Winsky. Father Proto Deacon Leonid Roschko and Father Deacon Michael Ardan were also serving that Liturgy.