Sunday Snapshot: Three “Recent” Priestly Anniversaries in 2013


 St. Martin  the Merciful, bishop of Tours (397).  A Joyous Feast to the Parish of St Martin in Corvallis!

This is the day which the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad therein.  Psalm 117:25  (Psalter According to the Seventy) 

A much delayed Congratulations and Many Years!!!  To Fr Gregory of Holy Myrrhbearing Women in Bonners Ferry, Idaho,  on his  25th Anniversary Celebration to the Holy Priesthood!   Fr Gregory is also the founding Priest of St John the Baptist in Post Falls, Idaho.  25th Anniversary Booklet.  This was originally supposed to be posted at the time of the anniversary but due to a variety of reasons the deadline was missed.  But I felt the anniversary booklet will be of interest to many.  Especially some of the early pictures of Fr Gregory!  Enjoy!

Also a Large Χρόνια Πολλά!  To Fr Michael Johnson of Assumption GOC in Seattle, Washington for his recent 4oth Anniversary to the Priesthood.

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Axios to Fr Michael 40 Years of Priesthood!
“From left Fr. Michael’s three daughters; a son-in-law and grandson; Fr. Michael; Fr. Dean Kouldukis, proistamenos of Assumption; and Penny Peppes, the Assumption Parish Council President.” All Rights Reserved

“Fr. Michael was the assistant at St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle, Washington for 14 years in the 1970′s and 80′s. He then served as the proistamenos (presiding priest) at St. Nicholas GOC in Tacoma, and as the founding priest of Holy Apostles GOC in Shoreline, WA. Before coming to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, Fr. Michael’s first parish was historic Holy Trinity (OCA) in Wilkeson, WA.

The celebration of his anniversary was a very nice event with speakers from the parishes he served as well as the Boy Scouts in which he has been very active for many years. ” Thank you Cliff for the update!!!

So for all of our Clergy a large Thank you for your ministry.  The last part of this post is a Mnogaya Leta! for  Fr Dcn Paul but I wish it for all of our clergy who serve during these difficult days.

 Fr Protodeacon Paul of St Nicholas Cathedral (FB) 35’th Deaconate Anniversary-Mnogaya Leta!   More photos on their Facebook page.   Courtesy of Sergei Kalfov

 

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