Holy Trinity Cathedral in Diveevo
 


"... The true aim of our Christian life consists in the acquisition of the Holy Spirit of God. As for fasts, and vigils, and prayer, and almsgiving, and every good deed done for Christ's sake, they are only means of acquiring the Holy Spirit of God. But mark, my son, only the good deed done for Christ's sake brings us the fruits of the Holy Spirit..."

(from conversation of St. Seraphim with N.A.Motoviliv)

 
 


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September 2nd - December 25th, 2016
(August 20th, year of the World 7524 - December 12th, year of the World 7525 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Repair of the North Wall Siding and the Roof over the East Wall Gallery and the North-East Entrance

           

     

  


August 15th - 23rd, 2016
(August 15th - 23rd, year of the World 7524 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Repair of the East Wall Gallery and Wheel-Chair Access Ramp

              


June 5th - July 20th, 2016
(May 23th - July 7th, year of the World 7524 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Repair of the Roof Supporting Truss above the East Wall Gallery and Ramp

   Estimation of the work. A specialist was hired to perform the job.

      New I-beam was installed in the gap between the old I-beam and the cinderblock wall of the entrance hall. Additional weight supporting column in the middle of the new I-beam was also installed. And additional supporting column in the middle of the existing old I-beam was installed to ensure the support of the old I-beam.


June 5th, 2016
(May 23rd, year of the World 7524 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Flowerbeds on the Surrounding Territory

     


May 1st, 2016
(April 18th, year of the World 7524 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Paskha

              


April 23th, 2016
(
April 10th, year of the World 7524 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Works on the Parking Lot

  


April 8th, 2016
(March 26th, year of the World 7524 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Kursk-Root Icon Visit

        


November 7th, 2015
(October 25th, year of the World 7524 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Archpriest Liturgy with Bishop Peter

                    


August 9th, 2015
(
July 27th, year of the World 7523 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Outside works in the Church building

         Side curb at the North wall of the building


July 11th, 2015
(
June 28th, year of the World 7523 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Inside works in the Church building

  


June 27th, 2015
(
June 14th, year of the World 7523 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Inside works in the Church building

     


June 7th, 2015
(May 25th, year of the World 7523 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Inside works in the Church building

     


May 29th, 2015
(
May 16th, year of the World 7523 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Inside and outside works in the Church building

  


May 17th, 2015
(
May 4th, year of the World 7523 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Divine Liturgy

     


May 14th and 15th, 2015
(
May 1st and 2nd, year of the World 7523 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Inside works in the Church building

     


May 6th, 2015
(April
23rd, year of the World 7523 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Inside and outside works in the Church building

     


March 28th, 2015
(March 15th, year of the World 7523 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Inside works in the Church building

  


January 11th, 2015
(
December 29th, year of the World 7523 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Christmas Celebration

         Meal after Feast Day Moleben

      Grandfather Frost and games after Feast meal.


December 14th 14th, 2014
(
December 1st, year of the World 7523 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Sunday Church School after
Typika

      Church School after Sunday Typika.


October 26th 14th, 2014
(
October 13th, year of the World 7523 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Tea and Church School after
Typika

         Tea and Church School after Sunday Typika.


August 23rd 14th, 2014
(August 10th, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco Icon visit

      Moleben before the Icon.


June 9th - September 14th, 2014
(May
27th - September 1st, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Church building siding renovation

         Removal of the old siding.

         New main entrance deck is installed and the new siding installation is started.

      Almost all of the South-side, and all of the West-side walls siding is completed.

      The handrails of the deck are installed and the South-side wall siding is completed.

   Mulch for the flowerbeds was donated by "Majestic Tree" company.


April 25th - May 16th, 2014
(
April 12th - May 3rd, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Inside works in the Church building

      Windows wells finish with drywall.


April 18th, 2014
(
April 5th, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Great Friday

   Moleben before Shroud.


March 14th, 2014
(
March 2nd, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Visit of the Miracle-Working Icon of Kursk-Root!

         Arrival of the Icon and Sermon after the Moleben.

         Veneration of the Icon.

   Small Blessing of the future Church Temple.

      Picture for memory.

         Tea after the service.

   Farewell of the Icon.


March 9th, 2014
(
February 24nd, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Sunday Liturgy for Triumph of Orthodoxy

         Sermon and kissing of the cross after the Eucharist.


March 2th, 2014
(
February 17th, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Forgivness Sunday Typika and Maslenica Celebration

   Typika.

         Maslenica with pancakes.


February 16th, 2014
(
February 3rd, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
First Sunday Liturgy of the Mission!

      Preparation of the Temple at the Eve of the Liturgy.

   Sunday Sermon.

         Kissing of the Cross after the Eucharist.

   Tea after the Service.

      Picture for memory.


February 8th, 2014
(January 26th, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Surrounding territory care

   Snow removal from the parking lot.

 


February 2nd, 2014
(January 20th, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Priest visit

   Fr. Paul Waters inspects the service areas of the reconstructed church temple.


January 19th, 2014
(January 6th, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Theophany (Christ's Baptism)

         Typika service and Trapeza after the service (First service in the church temple).


January 18th, 2014
(January 5th, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Installation of the Analoys and the Kanun

            Transporting and setting the Analoys and Kanun.


January 15th, 2014
(January 2nd, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Installation of the temporary Altar Table (Prestol)

   Installation of the temporary movable Altar Table (Prestol).


January 12th, 2014
(December 31st, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Installation of the Ikonostasis

   Installation of the movable Ikonostasis.


December 21st, 2013
(December 8th, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

      Walls painting and ceilings repair.


December 15th, 2013
(December 2nd, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

      Preparation of the ceilings and heaters repair.


November 8th, 2013
(October 26th, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Acting Rector of the Mission visit

         Fr. Gregory Joyce visiting with brothers from sister parish of St. Vladimir.


November 3rd, 2013
(October 21st, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

            Walls repairs and installation of the hanging ceilings.


October 25th, 2013
(October 12th, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

               Painting walls in number of rooms.


October 20th, 2013
(October 7th, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

   Repair of the lighting in the temple room.


October 13th, 2013
(September 30th, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

      Preparation, mudding and painting of the walls.


September 29th, 2013
(September 16th, year of the World 7522 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

   Temporary repair of the siding.


September 8th, 2013
(August 26th, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

   Altar floor construction.


September 1st, 2013
(August 19th, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

   Altar floor construction.


August 29th, 2013
(August 16th, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

   Ductwork repairs.


August 24th, 2013
(August 11th, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

   Hanging ceilings repair in the temple room.


August 9th, 2013
(July 27th, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

   Walls painting in the future kitchen.


July 27th, 2013
(July 14th, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

   Replacement of the big pebbles with mulch on the flowerbeds.


July 20th, 2013
(July 7th, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

   Drywalls instullation.


July 13th, 2013
(June 30th, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

   Walls thermal insulation.


July 7th, 2013
(June 24th, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Nativity of John the Baptist

   Typika service.


July 4-5th, 2013
(June 21-22nd, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

      Window replacement on the South side of the building.


June 27-28th, 2013
(June 14-15th, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

         Walls repair in the apartment rooms.


June 26th, 2013
(June 13th, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

   Bathroom repair.


June 5th, 2013
(May 23rd, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

   Repair is finished for the last peace of roof over the South Addition.


May 30th, 2013
(May 17th, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

   Walls thermal insulation.


May 21st, 2013
(May 8th, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

   Bathroom repair.


April 20th, 2012
(April 7th, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

   Preparation of the walls.


April 4th, 2013
(March 22nd, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

         Works on the surrounding territory.


January 7th, 2013
(December 25th, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Nativity of Christ

      Typika service and tea after.


November 3rd, 2012
(October 21st, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Priest visit

   Fr. Victor Trotskyy, head of the VIM (Volunteer in Mission) group studies the future temple.


October 27-28th, 2012
(October 14-15th, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

               Replacing window in the Altar. Repair ceilings in the apartment rooms. Trapeza after work.


October 21st, 2012
(October 8th, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

      Replacing second apartment room window.


September 26th, 2012
(September 13th, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Building reconstruction

   Paining base boards.


September 16th, 2012
(September 3rd, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Sunday Typika

   Typika service.


September 15th, 2012
(September 2nd, year of the World 7521 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Big "Subbotnik"

            Unloading construction materials.

      Repairing floors in the Temple Hall.

   Repairing leaking window.

   Preparing food for workers.

            Lunch and tea after work.


September 9th, 2012
(
August 27th, year of the World 7520 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Sunday Typika

      Typika service.  The flowerbed at the entrance.


August 11th, 2012
(July 29th, year of the World 7520 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Big "Subbotnik"

         Painting walls in the hall.

            Working in the building.

   Preparing food for workers.

         Relaxing after work.


August 8th, 2012
(July 26th, year of the World 7520 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Repair Works

      Consultations with specialists.


August 1st, 2012
(July 19th, year of the World 7520 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Father Seraphim's Day

      п   Akathist.  Prayer, work, tea.


July 8th, 2012
(June 25th, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Repair Works

         Staring wall painting jobs - the first room.


March 19th, 2012
(March 6th, year of the World 7520 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Fr. John Moses, the head of VIM, visit

         Fr. John Moses, the head of the VIM, visit.


December 4th, 2011
(November 21st, year of the World 7520 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Entry of Theotokos into the Temple

   Typika service.  Daisies are still blossoming of the flowerbed!


November 27th, 2011
(
November 14th, year of the World 7520 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Sunday Typika Service and Repair Works

   Winterizing the water pipes.


November 6th, 2011
(October 24rd, year of the World 7520 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)

 Repair Works

   Buying ceiling panels.


November 5th, 2011
(October23rd, year of the World 7520 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
 Repair Works on the roof

     

     

     

     

     

     


October 23rd, 2011
(October 10th, year of the World 7520 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Sunday Typika Service and Repair Works

   Sunday Typika service.

   Taking care of the territory.

         Roof-top utins repair.


October 10th, 2011
(September 27th, year of the World 7520 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
 Repair Works

   Discussing the roof repair with subcontructor.


October 3rd, 2011
(September 20th, year of the World 7520 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
 Repair Works

         First estimate of the roof repair.


September 21st, 2011
(September 8th, year of the World 7520 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Birth of Theotokos

      Flowerbeds.


August 28th, 2011
(
August 15th, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Dormition of Theotokos, Typika and Picnic

   Typika.

         Picnic.


August 26th, 2011
(
August 13th, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Cleaning and Repair Works

            Weeding.

   Tea.


August 13th, 2011
(July 31st, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Cleaning and Repair Works

         Cleaning windows and removing nails from the floor.


July 7th, 2011
(June 24th, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Cleaning inside and outside

      Taking care of the territory.

      Cleaning windows and doors.


July 2nd, 2011
(June 19th, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
 Repair Works

   Installing the utility sink.


June 30th, 2011
(June 17th, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
 Repair Works

         Finishing removing the floors.


June 29th, 2011
(June 16th, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Landscaping

         Planting the flowers.


June 21st, 2011
(June 8th, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
 Repair Works

   Finishing removing the floors.


June 12th, 2011
(May 30th, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Pentecost

   Typika service.


June 11th, 2011
(May 29th, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
 Repair Works after Liturgy

         Smoothing of the tiles floor.


June 5th, 2011
(May 23rd, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Repair Works

   Tiles floor is installed in the entrance hall.


May 8th, 2011
(
April 25th, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Sunday Typika Service and Repair Works

   Sunday Typika service.


May 7th, 2011
(
April 24th, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Repair Works

         Repair of the floors.


May 5th, 2011
(
April 22nd, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Repair Works

   Beginning to repair the floor in the entrance hall.


May 3rd, 2011
(
April 20th, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Radonica

   Blini after Typika.


May 1st, 2011
(
April 17th, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Sunday Typika Service and Repair Works

   Sunday Typika service.

   Arranging of the flower beds and mowing the lawn.


April 30th, 2011
(
April 17th, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Prayer Service and Repair Works

   Prayer before the works.

      Repairing the door locks.


April 21st, 2011
(
April 8th, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Prayer Service during Passion Week

      Prayer Service for the Great Thursday and Friday.


April 17th, 2011
(
April 4th, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Sunday Typika Service

      Sunday Typika service in the newly arranged chapel in the building.


April 9th, 2011
(
March 27th, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Repair Works

      Meal after loading the next dumpster and moving of the furniture.


March 19th, 2011
(
March 6th, year of the World 7519 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Repair Works

            Removing of the old and installation of the new window.


March 13th, 2011
(
February 28th, year of the World 7518 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Sunday Typika Service

   Sunday Typika service.


March 6th, 2011
(
February 21st, year of the World 7518 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Sunday Typika Service and Repair Works

   Prayer before the works - Typika.

      Remove nails from the sub-floor.


February 27th, 2011
(
February 14th, year of the World 7518 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Sunday Typika Service

   Sunday Typika service.


February 18th, 2011
(
February 5th, year of the World 7518 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) visited St. Nicholas Cathedral in Ann Arbor, MI with public lecture

        

        


February 13th, 2011
(January 31st, year of the World 7518 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Sunday Typika Service

   Sunday Typika service.


December 4th, 2010
(November 20th, year of the World 7518 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Moleben for the Feast of Entrance of Theotokos into the Temple

   Corner with the flowers did not die till the Feast!

   Moleben service for Theotokos in the "chapel".


November 21st, 2010
(November 8th, year of the World 7518 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Bishop Peter's visit

         Vladyka inspects the building and the surrounding territory.


October 31st, 2010
(October 18th, year of the World 7518 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Continue our prayer and work

   Landscaping.


October 16th, 2010
(October 3rd, year of the World 7518 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Continue our prayer and work

      Preparation for the Mold Remediation.


October 12th, 2010
(September 29th, year of the World 7518 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Visit of Kursk-Root Icon

      Preparation before Moleben.

         Sermon after the Moleben.

   Picture of the clergy for the memory.

   Tea after the service


September 25th, 2010
(September 12th, year of the World 7518 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Continue our prayer and work

   Preparation for the Mold Remediation.


August 10th, 2010
(July 28th, year of the World 7517 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Continue our prayer and work

      Brought over the furnace donated by very good friends.


August 1st, 2010
(July 19th, year of the World 7517 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Day of St. Seraphim of Sarov

      Typika with Akathist service.


July 24th, 2010
(July 11th, year of the World 7517 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Continue our prayer and work

      Repair of the water supply plumbing.

      Demolition of the mold damaged drywalls.


July 18th, 2010
(July 5th, year of the World 7517 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Continue our prayer and work

      Prayer before the works.

   Lawn mowing.

   Repair of the furnace.

      Landscaping n the property


July 17th, 2010
(July 4th, year of the World 7517 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Continue our prayer and work

            Continued repairing the water lines.

      Continued disassembling the walls damaged by the mold and dumped the construction debris with great help from the St.John of Shankhai Brotherhood of the St.Vladimir's church in Dexter.

   The lighting is repaired in the addition part of the building.


June-July, 2010
(
June-July, year of the World 7517 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Continue our prayer and work

      Continue serving Typika in the building under repair (July 11th).

         Disassembling the inner wall that was damaged by the mold in the room R10 (26th of June and 3rd of July).

   Disassembling the inner wall that was damaged by the mold in the rooms R3 (10th of July) and R5 (11th of July).

      Sonechka helps Albert study reading (26 of June and 10th of July).

   Lunch after the hard work (3rd of July).

   Reconstruction of the Flower Beds around the building (3rd of July).


June 25th, 2010
(
June 12th, year of the World 7517 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Roof repait

         Roof and down-spouts repair by subcontructor Doug Stewart and Co.


June, 2010
(
May-June, year of the World 7517 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Continue our works

         Gennady Hirscht - Repairing Electrical (June 3rd)

         Joe Kemp - Repairing water lines (June 9th)

        Joe and Alex Kemp - Repairing water lines (June 11th)


May 23rd, 2010
(10th of
May, year of the World 7517 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
The Pentecost

        In the "Hawk Island" park.


March 20th, 2010
(7th of
March, year of the World 7517 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
The Seventh "Subbotnik"

         Taking the ceilings down

   Two "Head brothers"

   Filling the dumpster

      Prayer before eating

      Thanks a lot to the sisters for the delicious meal


March 13th, 2010
(28th of
February, year of the World 7517 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
The Sixth "Subbotnik"

   Windows need to be repaired


March 8th, 2010
(23th of
February, year of the World 7517 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Electrician's Visit

         Curtis and Karl came from the St. Vladimir's parish (Dexter, MI) to help with electrical.  The next room was cleaned and the floor stripped from carpet.


March 6th, 2010
(21th of
February, year of the World 7517 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
The Fifth "Subbotnik"

         Cleaning the roof from the snow and recycling the paper waste.


February 21th, 2010
(8th of
February, year of the World 7517 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
The Fourth "Subbotnik"

     

     


February 13th, 2010
(31th of January, year of the World 7517 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
The Third "Subbotnik"

  


February 6th, 2010
(24th of January, year of the World 7517 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
The Second "Subbotnik"

           
     


January 23-30th, 2010
(10-17th of January, year of the World 7517 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Blessing of the Mission building and the First "Subbotnik"

          
Blessing of the newly acquired building and special blessing of Alexander Karyagin for serving as a Head of the St.Alexander Nevsky Brotherhood for the St.Seraphim of Sarov Mission on the 23rd of January, 2010.

     
         First "Subbotnik" on 30th of January, with the first tea break.


December 16-25th, 2009
(3-12th of December, year of the World 7516 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Acquisition and First Service in the Mission's own building

           
       Signing of the Sell-and-Buy Deed on the 16th of December, 2009.

         Building from the outside

           
         Building inside

      Existing floor plan and proposed changes.

   First service (Moleben) in the building on the 25th of December, 2009.


August 1st, 2009 (19th of July, year of the World 7516 in the Byzantian/Julian Calendar)
Day of St. Seraphim of Sarov, 5th year Anniversary since the First Service in the Mission

                  Liturgy and the picture for memory.


16th-17th of May, 2007 (May 3rd-4th year of the World 7515 in the Byzantian/Julian Style)
ASCENSION OF THE LORD
RECONCILIATION OF THE RUSSIAN CHURCH

 
          
          Moscow, Russia, Temple of Christ the Savior, May 4/17, year 2007.

        All night Vigil. St. Vladimir's Church, Dexter, Michigan.

        Small gifts for Vladyka Mark.

        Liturgy. Great Entrance.

        Sermon of Fr. Gregory.

        Thanksgiving moleben after the Liturgy.

        Historical photo.

        Word of Fr. Roman Starr at the Feast trapeza.


Church School - 20th of April, 2007

        "Basics of Orthodoxy" class - the beginning...

        6 Days of Creation.

        ... the end of the class... :)

        Julia and Samovar!

        The beginning of the "Samovar" season (as the Russian Tradition - at our Culture Class).

        "Chains-chains" game.

        "Third has to go" game.


Church School - 13th of April, 2007

        Video about the Holy Fire for Paskha in Jerusalem...

        ... at the "Basics of Orthodoxy" class.

        Russian Culture class - singing practice.


Church School - tour at the Cyclotron Laboratory for the older kids and adults
30th of March, 2007

        Cyclotron - it is some science...

        Lecture before the tour


Church School - "Defender of the Motherland" celebration
23rd of February, 2007

        Greetings to our "defenders".


Church School - preparation for Maslenitsa
2nd of February, 2007

        It is not so easy - to dance! :)

        It is good when young can learn from older!

        Finally it went out good!


16th of February, 2007 (February 3rd year of the World 7515 in the Byzantian/Julian style)
Maslenitsa - Butter Week - Russian Marti Gras

        Winter meets Spring.

        Snow flakes dance.

        Spring escort is waiting.

        Spring claims her rights.

        Winter does not want to give up and calls gypsies.

        Maslenitsa is coming!

              Spring leads her escort...

          ... and takes her power!


7th of January, 2007 (December 25th year of the World 7515 in the Byzantian/Julian style)
Nativity of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ

        History of the Russian Father Frost.

        "Snow-maids" argue...

        Game "rubber rope".

        Poem reading contest.

        Father Frost was delighted.

        One-two-three...


28th of July, 2006 (July 15th year of the World 7514 in the Byzantian/Julian style) St. Vladimir's Day, 25th Anniversary of the brother parish of St. Vladimir, Dexter!

        Vesting of the Metropolitan.

        During Divine Liturgy.

        Holy Cross Procession.

        Awarding with the Memorable Deeds (Gramotas)


SUMMER CAMP - visiting the Student Organic Farm

        In the Greenhouse...

        ... and now let's go to see our...

        ... chickens!

        ... and have a green peace snack!

        Picture for memory.

        Sergey explains how to make an origami "tulip".


SUMMER CAMP

        Planting of the garden plot, day one...

        ... and day two...


11th of June, 2006 (May 29th year of the world 7514 in the Byzantian/Julian style) HOLY TRINITY!

        Traditional Holy Trinity picnic

        Catching some fish...

        Vitia's catch is great!


3rd of March, 2006 (February 18th year of the World 7514 in the Byzantian/Julian style) Malsenitsa!

        Welcome to our celebration!

        Maslenitsa history...

        Winter persists: "snowball fight" game.

        Spring takes over: "creek" game.

        Who can tell the Winter-Spring verses?

        Thanks to all our comperes!!!!!!


7th of January, 2006 (December 25th year of the World 7514 in the Byzantian/Julian style) The Nativity of Crist!

        The most active participants.

        Kolechko-kolechko! Wydi na krylechko! (The ring, the ring! Come out to the porch!)


On August 28th, 2005 (August 15th year of the World 7514 in the Byzantian/Julian style). Celebration of the Dormition of Theotokos.

        Kebab again!

        Russian folk game -- FOOTBALL (socer)!:)


On May 1st, 2005 (April 18th year of the World 7514 in the Byzantian/Julian style) we had a nice Paskha celebration. CHRIST IS RISEN!

        Thanks to our Brotherhood for the delicious Kebab!.


On March 11st, 2005 (February 27th year of the World 7514 in the Byzantian/Julian style) we had a wonderful "Maslenica" celebration.

        "... Oh, beautiful Maslenica!..".


On March 1st, 2005 (February 16th year of the World 7514 in the Byzantian/Julian style) the miracle working Kursk Root icon of the Mother of God had granted a visit to our parish.

        Veneration of the icon after the Akathist service.


On the St. Seraphim's Day Bishop Peter is visiting our mission on January 15th 2005.

            Bishop Peter's sermon in the chapel.

      After the Divine Liturgy.

                                      Greeting bishop Peter with bread-and-salt.

            Bishop Peter's speech at the coffee hour.


Christmas celebration on January 7th 2005 (old st. 25th of December 2004).

        Playing "Karavay" game.


Fr. Gregory's presentation on the November 27th, 2004 about his trip to Russia as a member of the first official delegation of ROCOR in May 2004.

        "... under his relics we will return to Russia..."


The first Divine Liturgy on the October 2nd, 2004.

        The Great Entrance

        The beginning of the Holy Communion

        During the Holy Communion

        Veneration of the Cross

        After the Divine Liturgy