The 100th Anniversary of St. Nicholas Church of Barton Ohio
On the weekend of September 17 & 18, 2011, Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church in Barton, OH celebrated the 100th Anniversary of its incorporation as a parish community. This long-awaited event brought family, friends and clergy from near and far to the small community of Barton, OH and its environs for a festive celebration of Faith and ethnic culture.
The Posted Photos Show Scenes from the Centennial Celebration.
The exterior of St. Nicholas Church in Barton Ohio
Parish Reader John Brady chanting the Epistle
Very Rev. John P. Fencik chanting the Sunday Gospel
Diocesan Representative Very Rev. Protopresbyter Richard G. Salley delivering the homily.
Rev. Fr. Jeff Zias, Very Rev. Michael C. Kabel & Very Rev. John P. Fencik intoning the Panachida for +Metropolitan Nicholas and all deceased clergy & members of St. Nicholas Parish.
Clergy & Altar Boys serving the Divine Liturgy
Back row: Rev. Fr. David J. Kossey & Very Rev. Protopresbyter Richard G. Salley
2nd row: Very Rev. Michael Zahirsky (OCA), Very Rev. John P. Fencik, Very Rev. Michael C. Kabel, Rev. Jeff Zias and Very Rev. Protopresbyter Paul Herbert.
Shown are clergy with special ties to St. Nicholas Parish:
Rev. Fr. David J. Kossey - son of the Parish, Very Rev. Fr. John P. Fencik - former pastor (1979 - 1987), Very Rev. Fr. Michael C. Kabel - current pastor & Rev. Fr. Jeff Zias - former pastor (1992-2001)
Pani Eileen Sedor presented St. Nicholas Parish with a pencil drawing of the church that belonged to her husband +Very Rev. Fr. David B. Sedor who served as pastor in Barton. from 1987 to 1992.