Visit of Bishop NIKON - 11/18/07

Bishop NIKON makes an official visit to Holy Trinity Church, New Britain, CT.

photos by Paul Salina
Holy Trinity Church, New Britain, CT
Warden Paul Salina greets Bp. NIKON.
Entrance paryers.
"May your light so shine among men..."
"O Heavenly King"
The Little Entrance
"Eis polla ..."
"... look down from Heaven and visit this vinyard ..."
George Ludko, Diocesan Council member and parish treasurer, reads the epistle.
Protodeacon Paul Nimchek reads the gospel.
Fr. David Koles, parish rector and diocesan secretary, and Fr. John Dresko, former rector.
"You and all Orthodox Christians..."
Communion of the clergy.
Andrew Boyd, UConn OCF President and William Kopcha, UConn OCF VP assist Bp. NIKON.
Fr. David thanks His Grace for presiding at the Divine Liturgy.
His Grace congratulates Fr. David on the 20th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.
Members of Holy Trinity receive Gramotas from Bp. NIKON.
The childern gather around the bishop.
"Eis polla" trio and the choir.
His Grace blesses the choir.
Honored members (l to r): Ed & Marion Bichun, Barbara Burrill and Dan Bradanini.