His Eminence arrived for Great Vespers on Saturday, the Feast of Holy Transfiguration. The next morning he celebrated the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with: Reverend David Fox (parish Rector); Very Reverend George Hasenecz (retired, former parish Rector); and Very Reverend Samuel Kedala (retired, former Dean and Rector of Holy Spirit Church in Wantage NJ). At the end of the Liturgy Archbishop Michael blessed each of the refurbished windows.
His Eminence presented Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff with a Gramota (certificate of appreciation) for her many contributions to Holy Trinity parish and the Orthodox Church in America as a whole; he also presented her a posthumous Gramota for her late husband, +George Theokritoff, citing his lifetime of work in the church and his contributions in the relationship between faith and science. Father Samuel and Matushka Joanne Kedala were honored with a Gramota in recognition of their fortieth wedding anniversary.
“A wonderful luncheon was served and the fellowship was enjoyed by all,” said Suzette Eremin (parish administrative assistant).