Father James Mason Mitered at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church - 07/25/21

On Sunday, July 25th, the Very Reverend Father James Mason was elevated by Archbishop Mark to Mitered Archpriest at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Bethlehem, PA. He and Matushka Patricia celebrated 60 years of ministry in the Orthodox Church. Fr. James faithfully served parishes in Vermont, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Upon his retirement in 1999, Fr. Jim and Matushka Pat moved to Florida, where he continued to serve parishes that were in need of a priest. In 2013, Fr. Jim and Matushka Pat moved back to Pennsylvania to be closer to family. Since then he has been attached to St. Nicholas and has provided pastoral care during the absence of a full-time priest.
Archbishop Mark presented Fr. Jim and Matushka Pat their second Synodal Gramota for their continued devotion to the church.
After the Divine Liturgy, in Chernay Fellowship Hall, grateful parishioners and fellow priests from around the Diocese, celebrated Fr. Jim and Matushka Pat for their awards. Parishioners, visitors, and guests enjoyed a delicious meal that was served by the Church Council and volunteers. Fr. Matthew, rector of St. Nicholas, toasted the honored couple for their achievements and wished them many Blessings.
May God Grant Fr. James and Matushka Patricia “Many Years”.