His Grace Bishop MARK visits St. John the Baptist - 09/22/13

Sunday, September 22 found his Grace, Bishop MARK, at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA. Bishop MARK served Divine Liturgy, and delivered a stirring homily, urging the gathered to use their talents. Following Divine Liturgy, the Archmandrite Anthony Repella awards were bestowed upon parishioners, and notable anniversaries were recognized. Receiving the Repella Award for their dedicated service to the Parish were: Patricia Kulikowich, Ed Morgans, and Julia Talpash. Christine & Leo Adamski. Lucille & Benjamin Dragan and Marie & Leo Martin were honored for milestone wedding anniversaries. This was also an opportunity for Fr. George Volkovinsky to welcome his Grace as the new rector of St. John's after a lengthy and thorough process by the Diocese to fill the vacant clergy position.  Following the presentations, the parishioners adjourned to Repeall Hall for a lunch of Holupki and turkey with all of the fixings. After dessert, the local FOCA chapter presented a donation to the parish to help defray the costs of the ongoing rectory renovations. Many Years to those honored!