Bishop Daniel then assembled everyone for a group photo and thanked them all for welcoming him with love. Protopresbyter Father George Hnatko, Dean of the Pittsburgh Deanery, joined the group photo as he came to visit the parish he had served several years ago.
After the photo, everyone went to the basement church hall for a lively luncheon, renewing old friendships, and asking His Grace many questions.
Among those present were Father Robert’s brothers George and Stephen, along with his friend Mother Alexandra, who all enjoyed their first (but hopefully not last) visit to Slickville. Family members and parishioners who had moved from Holy Ghost returned to celebrate this great event in the life of the parish, joined by parishioners from several other churches.
His Grace spent several hours visiting and enjoying the hospitality of our parish before leaving to travel to again eastward. He left behind a feeling of love and joy with his visit, and compared small parishes such as ours to a family.