The 100th Anniversary of Saint Nicholas Church in Whitestone NY was celebrated on 18 September 2016. Sunday morning found the congregation eagerly waiting to greet Archbishop “Vladika” Michael. Bread, salt and flowers were presented to greet His Eminence by Paul Tymus and his granddaughter, Heather. After worship, parishioners and guests gathered nearby for a festive banquet and dance. The 100th Anniversary of Saint Nicholas Church was a time of gratitude for God’s abundant blessings, memories shared, fine fellowship and joyful festivity.
Serving at Divine Liturgy with His Eminence were: Father Joseph Woodill (parish Rector), Igumen Father Joseph (Hoffman), and Archdeacon Michael Suvak. The Sub-Deacons assisting were Mark Federoff, Michael Guydan and, directing the choir, was Ken Linn.
Gramatas (certificates of appreciation) were awarded to Father Joseph and Matushka Charlotte Woodill, the Church Council, Dorothy Tymus, and Sub-Deacon Michael and Dorothy Guydan.
Protopresbyter Leonid and Matushka Alexandra Kishkovsky, Archpriest John and Matushka Doreen Batholomew, and Archpriest Daniel Degyansky joined the celebration at the banquet hall.