St. Nicholas Church, Pittsfield MA Groundbreaking - 07/23/11

"Upon this rock I will build My Church..."

On Saturday, July 23, 2011 His Grace, Bishop NIKON traveled to Pittsfield, MA for the Service of Groundbreaking for the new church for St. Nicholas parish. Fr. John Kreta, Diocesan Chancellor and Fr. David Koles, Dean of the CT Deanery also participated.

At the end of the service Fr. Joseph Petranin (Pastor Emeritus) was awarded the Order of St. Innocent, Bronze Class to commemorate his 55th Anniversary of Ordination to the Holy Priesthood.

See more photos and information about the new church at

Photos by Lisa Goudey