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Perth Amboy 120th Anniversary (9/10/17)

On the weekend of September 8-10, 2017, His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa joined the faithful of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Perth Amboy, NJ for the celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the founding of their parish.

Posted photos, courtesy of Alexander Zarynow, show scenes from the weekend festivities.

View Video of Hierarchichal Divine Liturgy here:
The Kardiotissa Icon was present (from the previous evening service) for the Saturday Memorial Liturgy in memory of the Departed Founders, Builders and Benefactors.
During the Memorial Liturgy, Reader Andrew Wythe read through the entire church diptychs of the parish, lighting a candle for each family named.
"O God of Spirits and of all flesh...".
"In blessed repose, O Lord,...".
Deanery Clergy gathered for Saturday Evening Vespers.
Hid Grace Bishop Gregory delivering the homily at Saturday Evening Vespers.
"Let the little children come to me."
Parish President Steve Gallant greeted His Grace with the traditional Bread and Salt prior to the celebration of the Sunday Divine Liturgy.
"You have entered, O Archpriest...".
His Grace Bishop Gregory consecrates beautiful new iconography installed in St. John's Church.
Bishop Gregory consecrating the new deacon's doors and iconography. The doors were handmade by a parishioner.
Reader Andrew Wythe is covered with the hand towel as he is ordained to the Sub-Diaconate.
Proto-Deacon Gregory Benc offers the petitions of the Litany of Peace. He has served the parish for nearly 20 years.
The altar boys lead the Great Entrance.
"May the Lord God remember in His Kingdom...".
Bishop Gregory delivers the homily as only he can do!
Axios! Sub-Deaocn Andrew Wythe is presented to the parish of St. John's.
George Hanas is presented to with a Gramota and the title of "Professor" for his service to the parish and the Diocese as cantor and choir director.
The parish Family of St. John's gathers for a group shot.
His Grace shown with the altar boys and clergy. Pictured is Protopresbyter Fr. Robert Rebeck, a son of the parish.
Bishop Gregory is presented roses by the parish children.
Fr. Michael Chendorain, pastor of St. John's, is presented a proclamation from Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz.