UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
St. Mary’s Protection 90th Anniversary Celebration in Bridgeport, CT!
On Sat Oct 1, 2011, St. Mary’s Protection of Bridgeport, CT celebrated her 90th Anniversary with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with His Eminence Archbishop Antony. It was a most joyful day. The early morning day started out with rain, but as the morning progressed, the sky cleared up for all who attended. It was an exciting day for the parish as you may know. As a small parish, there was quite a number of faithful, friends and clergy from the area and outside. Many of the faithful came from our sister parishes in Orthodoxy, which represented the areas Bridgeport, Trumbull, Stratford, New Haven, New Britain and elsewhere. Fr. Steve welcomed the clergy as they arrived from within the UOC of USA and other jurisdictions in the area. The Clergy who were in attendance were. Fr. Steve Masliuk our Pastor; Fr. Andrii Pokotylo of Nativity of the Mother of God in New Britain, CT; Fr. Rostyoslav Taspar of St. Mary’s Protectress in New Haven, CT and St. Voldymyr in Hartford, CT; Fr. Paul Szewczuk of St. Nicholas Parish in Troy, NY; Fr. George Bazylevsky of St. Voldymyr Chapel in Kerhonkson, NY; Very Rev. Peter Paproski of St. John the Baptist Carpatho Russian Church in Stratford, CT; Very Rev. Michael Macura of St. John the Baptist Carpatho Russian Church in Stratford, CT; Fr. Dennis Rhodes of St. Georges Albanian Church in Trumbull, CT; Fr. Romanos Malouf of St. Nicholas Antiochian Church in Bridgeport, CT; Very Rev. Joel Mckeachen of Asst pastor St. Barbara in Orange, CT; Very Rev. Sergei Bouteneoff, Senior Chaplin and Supervisor of Veteran’s Hospital in West Haven, CT; along with Sub-deacon Andriy Matlak, Seminarians Mykola Kavchak and Bohdan Melnykovych, and altar servers Christopher Pokptylo and Alekandr Danilowicz.