We had much to celebrate on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Saint Nicholas in Salem, MA. It was (1) the Sunday after the Dormition (falling asleep) of the Mother of God! And so (2) Father preached on herbs and spices and their connection to the Gospel, and (3) we blessed flowers, herbs, seeds, and spices at the end of Liturgy.
Also, (4) Annika and Mila Hart received communion for the first time, after their baptism on the preceding day. In addition, (5) it was the first anniversary of the falling asleep of +Anna Stepenuk, and we observed the anniversary with a memorial service and a luncheon.
On this day (6) we also celebrated the 90th birthdays of Matushka Claudia Safchuk and Walter Sloboda. (Many years!) And it was a great blessing as well (7) to share the weekend with Father Mark Sherman, who concelebrated the many divine services with Father Theophan.
Our thanks to Richard Johnson.
We are thankful and honored to share his photography with all of you.