95th Anniversary and Consecration of New Social Hall - 10/10/10

On October 10, 2010, a hierarchical Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Beatitude, Metropolitan JONAH and His Grace, Bishop TIKHON in honor of the parish's 95th anniversary and to consecrate the parish's new social hall. Bishop TIKHON also appointed Rev. James Weremedic as the permanent rector of St. Michael's parish.

Priests concelebrating were Rev. James Weremedic; V. Rev. S. David Mahaffey, Dean of the Philadelphia Deanery; V. Rev. Mark W. Koczak; V. Rev. David Skopp; and Rev. Timothy Hojnicki (a "son" of St. Michael's parish).  Among those assisting included Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak and Subdeacon Matthew Souder (also a "son" of St. Michael's).

At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, Bishop TIKHON awarded a Diocesan Gramota to James F. Riley, co-chair of the Building Committee, for his hard work and vision over the past eight years in bringing the project to fruition. His Grace also awarded an icon of St. Michael was awarded to Harry and Evelyn Kutch, co-chairs of the Building Committee, for their invaluable assistance to the Committee and the parish.

A festive luncheon was held with the hierarchs in the new Social Hall after Liturgy, where the faithful of St. Michael's and guests enjoyed a meal catered by Bachetti Brothers Catering.

Sunday's Divine Liturgy followed an Orthodox Christian Fellowship retreat sponsored by the University of Delaware OCF chapter, at which Metropolitan JONAH was the speaker.