Holy Trinity celebrated its Patronal Feast Day with a Festal Divine Liturgy (Great Feast of Holy Pentecost), and a picnic for its church school children who received certificates and a small gift in completion of the recently concluded 2012-2013 Church School Year. The certificates were presented by V. Rev. Marc Vranes, and the gifts by Reader Steven Bradford, the Director of Religious Education for Holy Trinity, who expressed his gratitude to the teachers and parents who made the commitment to make religious education an important part of their children's spiritual development this year.
A picnic followed the Vespers of Holy Pentecost, and many Holy Trinity parishioners enjoyed fellowship until nearly 2:30 in the afternoon.
Also joining us today were Fr Dn. Andrey Sukharev, a former Holy Trinity member who currently serves at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Allston, MA. Deacon Andrey was joined by his parents, Viktor and Paraskeva Sukharev, who were visiting from Moscow, Russia, along with Mr & Mrs Aaron (Anna Sukharev) Friar and their three children, Anastasia, Tatiana, and Nikolai. The Friar Family and Deacon Andrey live in Brighton, MA.
~Many photos courtesy of Aaron Friar~