Hermitage, PA - On Sunday, May 8, the Sunday of the Holy Myrrh-Bearing Women, the St. George parish in Hermitage, PA, also celebrated their Patronal Feast.
The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by visiting clergy Protojerej-Stavrophor Dragan Filipovic (Canton, OH), and Archpriest Thomas Blaschak (Carpatho-Russian jurisdiction, retired), assisting the host priest Protonamesnik Milovan Katanic. Responses were sung by Hermitage's S.S. Vojislav Ilic Choir. Honored Kumovi were Dr. and Mrs. Brian Generalovich and Ms. Alexis Lener, who donated a large fresco of the life of St. George for part of the north wall of the church's nave. This very generous gift is certainly appreciated by the parish and contributes to the beauty of their temple.
Following the Divine Liturgy and Litiya was the Ritual of the Cutting of the Slava Kolach and a scrumptious formal banquet in the Social Center, where the high school seniors were recognized and given gifts and Church Board President Dmitar Vucenovic was awarded the Gramata for his dedicated service throughout the years. After a heartfelt and inspiring speech by Kum Dr. Brian, the crowd was entertained by the Jedinstvo Folklore Ensemble.
With a full house and a gorgeous spring day, the entire atmosphere was joyous and festive! God, through the prayers of St. George and the three generations of parishioners in Farrell/Hermitage, continues to bless this small parish with His boundless and plentiful gifts! Glory to God!
Hristos Voskrese! Voistinu Voskrese!