St. Michael's Church
Orthodox Church in America
Jermyn, Pennsylvania
Reception for Ludmilla Popov

Buffet Dinner - 07/01/07

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St Michael's Graduates for 2007

Sholarship Presentations - 07/01/07

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Holy Pentecost-2007

Divine Liturgy and Kneeling Prayers

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Surprise Party for Matushka Cathy

Many Many Years Matushka! - 07/15/07

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St Michael's church Receives a copy of the Pochaev Icon

Blessing of the Icon,Divine Liturgy and Prayers with Veneration - 08/19/07

The copy of the Pochaev Icon was presented to the church by Protodeacon Gabriel and Marushka Petorak in Honor of their 50th Wedding Anniversary celebrated this past May. Protodeacon Gabriel and Seminarian Vasili Dubee brought the Icon from the Pochaev Monastery in the Ukraine during a visit there. They also venerated the relics of St. Job of Pochaev.

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Fall Fundraiser

Barbeque Chicken and Rib Dinner - 09/29/07

Over 300 dinners were served.

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St Michael\\\'s College Graduates

Presentations following Divine Liturgy - 07/15/07

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Chrismation Service

Ebracing the Orthodox Faith through Chrismation - 11/10/07

Debbie Koval and John Lozo were received into the Orthodox Church through Chrismation.

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St Michael\\\'s Feastday Hierarichal Divine Liturgy

Hierarichal Divine Liturgy and Ordination of Subdeacon Adam Sexton to the Holy Diaconate - 11/11/07

His Grace, the Rt Rev Tikhon, ordained Subdeacon Adam Sexton to the Diaconate and Blssed the new Pochaev Icon Stand. A dinner followed in the church hall afterwards.

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ANNUAL YOLKA

YOLKA - 12/23/07

The Annual "Yolka" was held following Divine Liturgy with the Church School children participating. A luncheon followed the show.

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CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE AT THE RECTORY

ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE HOSTED BY FATHER AND MATUSHKA KOWALCZYK & CHILDREN - 12/25/11

The " Open House " hosted annually by Father John, Matushka Cathy and children, Nicholas and Sophia followed the Divine Liturgy on Christmas Day. Protodeacon Gabe Petorak led the singing of Carols .

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NATIVITY - 2011

CHRISTMAS DIVINE LITURGY - 12/25/11

The Nativity of Christ was observed with Divine Liturgy followed by an Open House at our Rectory hosted by Father John, Matushka Cathy and their children Nicholas and Sophia.

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COOKIE EXCHANGE

COOKIE EXCHANGE AND SANTA VISIT TO CHURCH SCHOOL - 12/18/11

The Ladies conducted their cookie exchange and displayed them and exchanged the cookies among the participants. Our Church School children had a surprise visit from Santa Claus and sand Christmas Carols.

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MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR 911 VICTIMS

BISHOP TIKHON WAS THE MAIN CELEBRANT - 09/25/11

A Memorial Service for those killed during the 911 attack on the World Trade Center was held following the 2nd Annual Car Show.His Grace, Bishop Tikhon was present and led the service with Fathers Johns Kowalczyk and John Perich. Reader Vasily Dubee Sr sang God Bless America at the end.

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2ND ANNUAL CAR SHOW

DAN AND VLADIMIR KITCHURA CHAIRED THE CAR SHOW - 09/25/11

There are 77 vehicles on display and trophies were awarded for various categories.

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2011 CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER WEEKEND

FUNDRAISER WAS A HUGE SUCCESS. - 09/23/11

Our Second Annual " Christmas in September" was held and featured many items from Russia, Greece, Poland and the Holy Land. Also many types of breads, pierogies and sweets were available. Our kitchen workers , under the direction of Father Gabe Petorak supplied homemade foods for the shoppers.A car show was held on the last day.

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CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER COMMITTEE MEETING
SUMMER INDOOR PICNIC FUNDRAISER

ANNUAL INDOOR PICNIC - 07/24/11

Our Annual Summer Indoor Picnic was held and a variety of foods were made available. Hot dogs, hamburgs, salads, rolls, coffee and of course a dessert table with lots of goodies. It was a very successfule event and everyone enjoyed themselves.

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2011 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES HONORED

AWARDS PRESENTED TO THE GRADUATES - 06/26/11

Our parish honored 4 members who have graduated from various High Schools in the area. Each  each one was presented with a gift from the parish Scholarship Committee. Standing from left are Jullianne Soroka, Abington Heights, Rachael Baldan and Mary Elizabeth  Slachta, Lakeland High School. Kristen Twardzik, Lakeland was absent and was presented her gift this morning by ger granfather, Protodeacon Gabriel Petorak.

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CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER PLANNING MEETING

EVENT WILL BE SEPT,24TH,25TH AND 26TH,2011 - 06/13/11

The Committee planning the 2nd Annual Christmas in September met at our Church Center. There will be many newer attractions and more vendors along with games and rides for children. Father John Perich was our guest and helping make this event larger. A Car Show will be among the added attractions on September 26th with trophies being awarded. More news will follow in the coming weeks.

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PENTECOST SUNDAY LITURGY AND KNEELING PRAYERS

DIVINE LITURGY FOLLOWED BY THE VESPER SERVICE - 06/12/11

O Heavenly King , the Comforter and Spirit of Truth, who art Everywhere and Fillest All Things.Treasury of Blessings and Giver of Life ,Come and Abide in Us and Cleanse of from all impurity and Save Our Souls, O Good One!

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PASCHA - BLESSING OF PASCHAL FOODS

PASCHAL FOODS WERE BLESSED FOLLOWING DIVINE LITURGY - 04/24/11

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GREAT FRIDAY VESPERS

GREAT FRIDAY SOLEMN SERVICES - 04/22/11

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PALM SUNDAY BLESSING OF WILLOW BRANCHES AND PALMS

PALMS AND WILLOW BRANCHES WERE BLESSED AND DISTRIBUTED - 04/17/11

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CHURCH COUNCIL INSTALLED BY FATHER JOHN

2011 OFFICERS APPROVED AND INSTALLED - 04/10/11

Newly elected Officers of our Church Council were installed and presented with a gold neck cross by Father John during the Divine Liturgy. A letter of approval from our Diocesan Hierarch, His Grace,Bishop Tikhon was confirming the Officers for 2011. Each were presented with a gold cross by Father John. Our Starosta,Joseph Krentitsky is now serving in his 33rd Year.

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4th SUNDAY OF GREAT LENT - ST JOHN OF THE LADDER

LENTEN VISIT BY HIS GRACE, BISHOP TIKHON - 04/03/11

Vladyka Tikhon made a Lenten vist to our Church and served the Divine Liturgy with Archapriests John Kowalczyk and Michael Lepa and Protodeacons Gabriel Petorak and Peter Skoog. During the Liturrgy, Vladimir Kitchura was Tonsured to the Rank of Reader. Protodeacon Petorak was awarded the Order of St Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow . A light Lenten luncheon followed in the church parlor.

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KURSK ROOT ICON VISITS ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH

AKATHIST AND MOLEBEN SERVED BY HIS GRACE,BISHOP TIKHON - 01/28/11

The Kursk Icon of the Mother of God made a bisit to our church. The Icon is visiting Orthodox Churches throughout the East and made its way to Jermyn,PA. The Archpriest Serge Lukianov is in charge of the Icon and gave a historical presentation following the Moleben which was served by His Grace,Bishop Tikhon and the Archpriests John Kowalczyk,rector, Stephen Kopestonsky,Daniel Geeza and Father Serge.

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EVE OF THEOPHANY HOLY SUPPER

TRADITIONAL PARISH SUPPER FOLLOWING GREAT VESPERS - 01/05/11

Our Traditional Holy Supper was held following Great Vespers at our church hall. This is held to commemorate the Baptism of our Lord,God and Saviour, Jesus Christ by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. Traditional Lenten Foods are served since it is a Strict Fast Day. Over 70 attended and the affair was under the supervision and prepared by Protodeacon Gabriel Petorak and his staff.

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CHRISTMAS RECEPTION AT THE RECTORY

FATHER JOHN AND HIS FAMILY HOST THEIR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS RECTION - 12/26/10

The Annual Christmas Rection for our Parishioners was hosted at the Rectory by Father John, Matushka Cathy and their family. Everyone enjoyed themselves and sang traditional carols. We Thank Father, Matushka and their Children, Nicholas and Sophia for an enjoyable afternoon.

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NATIVITY OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR,JESUS CHRIST

NATIVITY DIVINE LITURGY - 12/25/10

The Solemn Divine Liturgy for the Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour, Jessus Christ was served by the Very Rev Archpriest John Kowalczyk assisted by Archpriests Daniel Gyza and Peter Telencio.  THE VIDEOS OF NATIVITY ARE UPLOADED IN THE VIDEO SECTION !!!

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ANNUAL YOLKA & CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

CHURCH SCHOOL CHILDREN IN YOLKA - 12/19/10

The Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange and Yolka was held following Divine Liturgy. The church school children were the Stars of the Christmas Play that was taught by Matushka Delores Petorak and Maryann Dubee, Church School Instructors. Laura Piwowarski was the chairperson of the Cookie Exchange.

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ARCHANGEL MICHAEL

RT REV TIKHON SERVES HIERARCHIAL DIVINE LITURGY - 11/07/10

HIS GRACE, RT REV TIKHON ALONG SERVED THE DIVINE LITURGY CELBRATING THE PARISHES 101st ANNIVERSARY . IT WAS A YEAR TO THE DATE THAT THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY WAS OBSERVED IN 2009. SERVING WITH THE HIERARCH WERE, THE PARISH RECTOR, ARCHPRIEST JOHN KOWALCZYK, VERY REV JOHN BEHR AND ARCHPRIEST EUGENE PIANOVICH, RETIRED. A FESTIVE BANQUET WAS HELD AT THE PARISH CENTER.

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CLASSIC CAR AND TRUCK SHOW

CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER COLLECTIBLES AND BAKED GOODS SALE - 09/26/10

A Classic Car and Truck Show was sponsored at the the Parish Center along with a Christmas in September collectibles by Father John Perich.

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