On Sunday July 11, 2010, Very Rev. Protopresbyter Michael and Pani Eleanor Polanichka celebrated the Golden Jubilee of their Marriage and Father Michael's Ordination to the Holy Priesthood. His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas joined the Polanichka's for the celebration of Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at St. John's Parish in Sharon, PA and the Jubilee Banquet which followed.
The posted photos show scenes from the day's events.
Photos Courtesy of Steve Fucsko
Traditional Welcoming of Metropolitan Nicholas with Bread and Salt presented by Church President, Steven Likac.
The presentation of the Hand Cross to Metropolitan Nicholas.
Metropolitan Nicholas Blessing the Congregation.
Metropolitan Nicholas reflecting on the past 50 years of Fr. Michael's priesthood.
Fr. Michael reflecting on the comments made by Metropolitan Nicholas during the Sermon.
.Pani Eleanor receiving Holy Communion
Blessing of Fr. Michael and Pani Eleanor on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
Con-Celebrants of the Divine Liturgy to celebrate the occasion of Protopresbyter Michael Polanichka's 50 years in the Priesthood and Fr. Michael and Pani Eleanor's 50 years of marriage.
Protopresbyter Michael, Pani Eleanor and Metropolitan Nicholas
Metropolitan Nicholas with Fr. Michael, Pani Eleanor and their children Michael, Justine and Valerie.
Fr. Michael, Pani Eleanor with their children and grandchildren
The invocation was led by Metropolitan Nicholas.
The Presentation of Roses to Metropolitan Nicholas was made by Jordan and Taylor Polanichka, grandchildren of Fr. Michael and Pani Eleanor.
Roses were also presented to the Jubilarians by grandchildren Cameron and Kaela MacNeil.
Grandchildren Brianna and Jason Dick present roses to Fr. Michael and Pani Eleanor.
Protopresbyter Michael Polanichka, Pani Eleanor with Metropolitan Nicholas.
Toastmaster Protopresbyter Ronald A.Hazuda Brother/Brother In-Law of the Jubilarians, Pastor of St. Nicholas Church, Erie, PA.
Children Valerie Dick, Justine MacNeil, and Michael D. Polanichka highlighting fond memories of their childhood and young adulthood.
Golden Jubiliarians Fr. Michael and Pani Eleanor Polanichka and Fr. Paul and Pani Eleanor Herbert, who celebrated their 50th Anniversary several weeks ago. Fr. Michael and Fr. Paul were classmates for 4 years in the Seminary.