On the weekend of March 1-2 2014, His Grace, Bishop Gregory visited Holy Trinity Parish in Danbury, CT for the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Ordination of Very Rev. Protopresbyter Luke Mihaly. His son Christopher was also tonsured Reader at Divine Liturgy on Sunday.
Photos Courtesy of Ann Huott and Stacey Mihaly.
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
Bishop Gregory enjoys a conversation after lunch with the young children.
The youth of the parish gather around their Hierarch
Bishop Gregory speaking with both the younger and older youth of the parish
Bishop Gregory makes a point to the children of the parish
Fr. Luke Mihaly was the celebrant of Saturday Evening Vespers.
Bishop Gregory leading the chanting of the Creation Psalm.
Fr. Luke offers the Prayers of Light.
His Grace offered a few words at the conclusion of Great Vespers
The young girls of the parish present Bishop Gregory with flowers
Parish Council President Harry Fong offers remarks of congratulations to Fr. Luke
Susan Sulich, the Anniversary Celebration Chairman, also offered words of congratulations to Fr. Luke and Pani Bethany for their 25 years of service to the Church.
V. Rev. Proto. David Cochran offers remarks on behalf of the New England Deanery clergy to Fr. Luke
Protopresbyter Luke Mihaly welcomes His Grace, Bishop Gregory to the parish prior to the start of the Sunday Divine Liturgy.
"You Have Entered O Archpriest..."
Seminarian Nicholas Mihaly and Protodeacon Anthony Kruge lead Christopher Mihaly to Bishop Gregory to be tonsured Reader
The Servant of God Christopher is tonsured to the Order of Reader
The Prayer At The Tonsure
The Newly-Tonsured Reader Christopher reads the Epistle
Axios Reader Christopher!
"O Come Let Us Adore and Bow Down Before Christ..."
Subdeacon Nicholas Mihaly Reads the Epistle.
Bishop Gregory delivers the homily for Forgiveness Sunday
Censing before the Great Entrance
The Great Entrance with an "Army of Altar Boys"
"May The Lord God Remember All of You Orthodox Christians in His Kingdom..."
"Receive the Body of Christ "
Bishop Gregory with parish clergy and altarboys
The Holy Trinity Parish Family