On Thursday the 14th and Friday the 15th of February, the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visited Holy Presentation Church in Stratford, CT, and led the divine services for the parish’s patronal feast day.
His Grace was co-served by Archpriests Constantine Semyanko (parish rector), George Lardas (cleric of the Mid-American Diocese), Brendan Crowley (rector of St. Nicholas Church in Enfield, CT), Vladimir Korolenchuk (cleric of the Diocese of Chernovtsy & Bukovina), and Dimitri Jakimowicz (rector of St. Nicholas Church in Stratford), Protodeacons Serge Arlievsky (cleric of Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY) and Paul Giatas (cleric of St. Nicholas Church in Stratford), and Deacon Eugene Utnyukhin (cleric of St. Panteleimon Church in Hartford, CT).
Upon completion of Liturgy, Bishop Nicholas congratulated Fr. Constantine and the parishioners on the occasion of their patronal feast.
After the service, a festal luncheon was held in the parish hall.
Stratford, CT: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of Holy Presentation Church - 02/15/19