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Feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary with the Waterbury Parish

 

For the Feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary we joined together with the faithful people of Holy Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, Waterbury, CT, to celebrate the Feast. Our pastor here in Terryville, Fr. John Hopko, who presently serves as Pastoral Administrator of the Waterbury Parish, presided at the Festal Divine Liturgy. He was joined in concelebration by Fr. John Kreta, Fr. Nicholas Timpko, Fr. Joshua Mosher, and Protodeacon Paul Nimchek. The service was attended by faithful people from a number of different parishes of the Connecticut Deanery. 

The Clergy concelebrate at the Holy Altar during the Divine Liturgy
The Clergy concelebrate at the Holy Altar during the Divine Liturgy
The Clergy concelebrate at the Holy Altar during the Divine Liturgy
The Faithful approach to receive Holy Communion
The Faithful approach to receive Holy Communion
The Faithful approach to receive Holy Communion
Fr. John blesses the Faithful during the singing of
Fr. John blesses the Faithful during the singing of "Many Years"
Fr. John blesses the Faithful during the singing of "Many Years"
"Receive the Body of Christ..." -- May 14, 2017

 

 

Here is a link to a video with sound of our Parish Choir (with some friends who were visiting that Sunday) singing the Communion Hymn, "Receive the Body of Christ..." on Sunday, May 14. 

 

 

Visit of the Archbishop -- Sunday, March 12, 2017

His Eminence, Archbishop NIKON, greeted by our pastor, Fr. John
His Eminence, Archbishop NIKON, greeted by our pastor, Fr. John
His Eminence, Archbishop NIKON, greeted by our pastor, Fr. John
Our parish deacon, Protodeacon Paul, leads the Archbishop into the Church
Our parish deacon, Protodeacon Paul, leads the Archbishop into the Church
Our parish deacon, Protodeacon Paul, leads the Archbishop into the Church
His Eminence, Archbishop NIKON, receives the Holy Gifts at the Great Entrance
His Eminence, Archbishop NIKON, receives the Holy Gifts at the Great Entrance
His Eminence, Archbishop NIKON, receives the Holy Gifts at the Great Entrance
Caleb's Baptism -- Sunday, December 18, 2016

Caleb's Baptism -- Fr. David Koles presiding.
Caleb's Baptism -- Fr. David Koles presiding.
Caleb's Baptism -- Fr. David Koles presiding.
Caleb's Baptism -- Family, Godparents, and Friends after the Service
Caleb's Baptism -- Family, Godparents, and Friends after the Service
Caleb's Baptism -- Family, Godparents, and Friends after the Service
Parish Picnic -- October 2016

We enjoyed our Parish Picnic on Sunday, October 2, 2016. The weather was gray and rainy (welcome relief from the recent drought) so we gathered indoors.
We enjoyed our Parish Picnic on Sunday, October 2, 2016. The weather was gray and rainy (welcome relief from the recent drought) so we gathered indoors.
We enjoyed our Parish Picnic on Sunday, October 2, 2016. The weather was gray and rainy (welcome relief from the recent drought) so we gathered indoors.
We enjoyed a wonderful bring-and-share meal, highlighted by BBQ ribs and other delicious food!
We enjoyed a wonderful bring-and-share meal, highlighted by BBQ ribs and other delicious food!
We enjoyed a wonderful bring-and-share meal, highlighted by BBQ ribs and other delicious food!
Paul S., Matt and Kristen A., and John S. were our BBQ chefs for the day. Check out the mobile grill rig!
Paul S., Matt and Kristen A., and John S. were our BBQ chefs for the day. Check out the mobile grill rig!
Paul S., Matt and Kristen A., and John S. were our BBQ chefs for the day. Check out the mobile grill rig!
Festival of Tables -- Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Parish Sisterhood hosted their Festival of Tables on September 18. A big crowd gathered to enjoy the beautifully decorated tables, the great food, and the fun fashion show!
The Parish Sisterhood hosted their Festival of Tables on September 18. A big crowd gathered to enjoy the beautifully decorated tables, the great food, and the fun fashion show!
The Parish Sisterhood hosted their Festival of Tables on September 18. A big crowd gathered to enjoy the beautifully decorated tables, the great food, and the fun fashion show!
Some of the wonderful appetizer trays that circulated during the Festival to the delight of all gathered for the event.
Some of the wonderful appetizer trays that circulated during the Festival to the delight of all gathered for the event.
Some of the wonderful appetizer trays that circulated during the Festival to the delight of all gathered for the event.
The Festival included a fashion show featuring members of the Parish modeling outfits purchased at area consignment shops. What a great idea!
The Festival included a fashion show featuring members of the Parish modeling outfits purchased at area consignment shops. What a great idea!
The Festival included a fashion show featuring members of the Parish modeling outfits purchased at area consignment shops. What a great idea!
Wedding in our Parish -- September 2016

Steven and Helen were married in our Parish on September 17, 2016.
Steven and Helen were married in our Parish on September 17, 2016.
Steven and Helen were married in our Parish on September 17, 2016.
Congratulations and Many Years, Steven and Helen!
Congratulations and Many Years, Steven and Helen!
Congratulations and Many Years, Steven and Helen!
Blessing of Parish Cemetery -- June 2016

Fr. John and the faithful gather at the Cross at the center of the Parish Cemetery
Fr. John and the faithful gather at the Cross at the center of the Parish Cemetery
Fr. John and the faithful gather at the Cross at the center of the Parish Cemetery
Fr. John presides at the Memorial Service in the Parish Cemetery
Fr. John presides at the Memorial Service in the Parish Cemetery
Fr. John presides at the Memorial Service in the Parish Cemetery
Fr. John, assisted by his son, Peter, blesses the graves in the Parish Cemetery
Fr. John, assisted by his son, Peter, blesses the graves in the Parish Cemetery
Fr. John, assisted by his son, Peter, blesses the graves in the Parish Cemetery
Pascha 2016 -- May 1, 2016

Paschal Matins begins -- Pascha Night 2016
Paschal Matins begins -- Pascha Night 2016
Paschal Matins begins -- Pascha Night 2016
Fr. John reads the Sermon of St. John Chrysostom on Pascha Night
Fr. John reads the Sermon of St. John Chrysostom on Pascha Night
Fr. John reads the Sermon of St. John Chrysostom on Pascha Night
The Church before Paschal Vespers on the Great and Holy Day of Pascha
The Church before Paschal Vespers on the Great and Holy Day of Pascha
The Church before Paschal Vespers on the Great and Holy Day of Pascha
Baptism of Caroline Marie Paden -- February 2016

Fr. John places Caroline in the Baptismal Font in Preparation for Holy Baptism
Fr. John places Caroline in the Baptismal Font in Preparation for Holy Baptism
Fr. John places Caroline in the Baptismal Font in Preparation for Holy Baptism
Fr. John and Caroline, with her Godparents, Mark and Karry Orelup, circle the Baptismal Font in festive procession following Caroline's Baptism
Fr. John and Caroline, with her Godparents, Mark and Karry Orelup, circle the Baptismal Font in festive procession following Caroline's Baptism
Fr. John and Caroline, with her Godparents, Mark and Karry Orelup, circle the Baptismal Font in festive procession following Caroline's Baptism
Fr. John presents Caroline with a Liturgy Book and an Icon of her Patron Saint at the conclusion of the Baptism Service
Fr. John presents Caroline with a Liturgy Book and an Icon of her Patron Saint at the conclusion of the Baptism Service
Fr. John presents Caroline with a Liturgy Book and an Icon of her Patron Saint at the conclusion of the Baptism Service
Theophany 2016 -- Sanctification of Holy Water

Fr. John blessing water
Fr. John blessing water
Fr. John blessing water
Fr. John blessing water
Fr. John blessing water
Fr. John blessing water
Fr. John and Deacon Paul blessing the nave of the Church with the newly blessed Holy Water
Fr. John and Deacon Paul blessing the nave of the Church with the newly blessed Holy Water
Fr. John and Deacon Paul blessing the nave of the Church with the newly blessed Holy Water
Pascha 2015

Fr. John Hopko and Protodeacon Paul Nimchek with the Altar Servers after Paschal Vespers
Fr. John Hopko and Protodeacon Paul Nimchek with the Altar Servers after Paschal Vespers
Fr. John Hopko and Protodeacon Paul Nimchek with the Altar Servers after Paschal Vespers
The Pastor and His Family -- Pascha 2015
The Pastor and His Family -- Pascha 2015
The Pastor and His Family -- Pascha 2015
Holy Week and Pascha 2014

Censing of the Tomb of Our Lord - Great and Holy Friday
Censing of the Tomb of Our Lord - Great and Holy Friday
Censing of the Tomb of Our Lord - Great and Holy Friday
Proclamation of the Gospel - Great and Holy Saturday
Proclamation of the Gospel - Great and Holy Saturday
Proclamation of the Gospel - Great and Holy Saturday
Distribution of the Blessed Bread - Great and Holy Saturday
Distribution of the Blessed Bread - Great and Holy Saturday
Distribution of the Blessed Bread - Great and Holy Saturday
Procession -- Pascha Midnight
Procession -- Pascha Midnight
Procession -- Pascha Midnight
Proclamation of Gospel - Pascha Midnight
Proclamation of Gospel - Pascha Midnight
Proclamation of Gospel - Pascha Midnight
Entrance with Book of Gospels -- Paschal Agape Vespers
Entrance with Book of Gospels -- Paschal Agape Vespers
Entrance with Book of Gospels -- Paschal Agape Vespers
Proclamation of Gospel - Paschal Agape Vespers
Proclamation of Gospel - Paschal Agape Vespers
Proclamation of Gospel - Paschal Agape Vespers
Paschal Procession - Paschal Agape Vespers
Paschal Procession - Paschal Agape Vespers
Paschal Procession - Paschal Agape Vespers
Paschal Procession - Paschal Agape Vespers
Paschal Procession - Paschal Agape Vespers
Paschal Procession - Paschal Agape Vespers
Paschal Procession - Paschal Agape Vespers
Paschal Procession - Paschal Agape Vespers
Paschal Procession - Paschal Agape Vespers
Paschal Procession - Paschal Agape Vespers
Paschal Procession - Paschal Agape Vespers
Paschal Procession - Paschal Agape Vespers
Prosphora Baking Workshop - March 2013

Explaining the Prosphora Seal
Explaining the Prosphora Seal
Explaining the Prosphora Seal
Rolling out the dough
Rolling out the dough
Rolling out the dough
Pressing on the Prosphora Seal
Pressing on the Prosphora Seal
Pressing on the Prosphora Seal
Working the Dough
Working the Dough
Working the Dough
Our 100th Anniversary - September 2012 -The Photo Galleries

 

To view the Photo Galleries of our 100th Anniversary Celebration celebrated in September 2012, please click on the heading "Centennial Celebration" in the drop down menu on the Home Page of this website. Thank you!

 

 
Elevator Project - Spring, Summer and Fall 2012

Cutting into basement - 5/25/2012
Cutting into basement - 5/25/2012
Cutting into basement - 5/25/2012
Base of shaft and doorway into basement - 5/31/2012
Base of shaft and doorway into basement - 5/31/2012
Base of shaft and doorway into basement - 5/31/2012
Elevator shaft underway with tarp to protect from rain - 6/7/2012
Elevator shaft underway with tarp to protect from rain - 6/7/2012
Elevator shaft underway with tarp to protect from rain - 6/7/2012
Elevator shaft from basement to nave of church - 06/16/2012
Elevator shaft from basement to nave of church - 06/16/2012
Elevator shaft from basement to nave of church - 06/16/2012
Top of the elevator shaft - 06/16/2012
Top of the elevator shaft - 06/16/2012
Top of the elevator shaft - 06/16/2012
Elevator shaft with roofing - 6/30/2012
Elevator shaft with roofing - 6/30/2012
Elevator shaft with roofing - 6/30/2012
Inside church with work area for elevator - 6/30/2012
Inside church with work area for elevator - 6/30/2012
Inside church with work area for elevator - 6/30/2012
Elevator shaft with matching brick at base - 8/10/2012
Elevator shaft with matching brick at base - 8/10/2012
Elevator shaft with matching brick at base - 8/10/2012
Reception into the Orthodox Church - Shelby (Sophia) Duchow - Aug. 21, 2011

The handmaiden of God, Sophia, receives the oil of sanctification in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
The handmaiden of God, Sophia, receives the oil of sanctification in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
The handmaiden of God, Sophia, receives the oil of sanctification in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
Baptism of Nicholas Granoth - June 11, 2011

"The child of God, Nicholas, is baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen"
"The child of God, Nicholas, is baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen"
Project Mexico - July 20 - 26, 2010

Chapel at St. Innocent Orphanage
Chapel at St. Innocent Orphanage
Chapel at St. Innocent Orphanage
1 of 4 buildings used to house work groups (10 -12 people per building)
1 of 4 buildings used to house work groups (10 -12 people per building)
1 of 4 buildings used to house work groups (10 -12 people per building)
Lucy and Tatianna at Orphanage
Lucy and Tatianna at Orphanage
Lucy and Tatianna at Orphanage
Soccer game at Orphanage
Soccer game at Orphanage
Soccer game at Orphanage
Mark and Karry watching soccer game
Mark and Karry watching soccer game
Mark and Karry watching soccer game
Pennsylvania Team after framing on 2nd work day
Pennsylvania Team after framing on 2nd work day
Pennsylvania Team after framing on 2nd work day
Neighborhood store at building site
Neighborhood store at building site
Neighborhood store at building site
Siding and roofing on 3rd work day
Siding and roofing on 3rd work day
Siding and roofing on 3rd work day
Peter and Sean in the Pacific Ocean
Peter and Sean in the Pacific Ocean
Peter and Sean in the Pacific Ocean
Mark, Tatianna, and Andrew (PA) put finishing touches on stucco
Mark, Tatianna, and Andrew (PA) put finishing touches on stucco
Mark, Tatianna, and Andrew (PA) put finishing touches on stucco
Don't forget to have plenty of sunscreen
Don't forget to have plenty of sunscreen
Don't forget to have plenty of sunscreen
Taking a break on the final work day
Taking a break on the final work day
Taking a break on the final work day
Project Mexico Group Leaders
Project Mexico Group Leaders
Project Mexico Group Leaders
Gathering for House Blessing on final day
Gathering for House Blessing on final day
Gathering for House Blessing on final day
Gospel, Cross, Censor, and Holy Water for House Blessing
Gospel, Cross, Censor, and Holy Water for House Blessing
Gospel, Cross, Censor, and Holy Water for House Blessing
Angelica, Santos, and children in front of their new home.  May God grant them Many Years!
Angelica, Santos, and children in front of their new home. May God grant them Many Years!
Angelica, Santos, and children in front of their new home. May God grant them Many Years!
Bishop Nikon Visit - May 9,2010

"Let your light so shine before men..."
"Let your light so shine before men..."
Server Luke Kowaleski holds liturgy book for Bishop Nikon
Server Luke Kowaleski holds liturgy book for Bishop Nikon
Server Luke Kowaleski holds liturgy book for Bishop Nikon
Entrance with Gospel
Entrance with Gospel
Entrance with Gospel
Deacon John Cook leads Bishop Nikon in censing
Deacon John Cook leads Bishop Nikon in censing
Deacon John Cook leads Bishop Nikon in censing
"Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal"
"Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal"
Altar Servers wash Bishop's hands before Great Entrance
Altar Servers wash Bishop's hands before Great Entrance
Altar Servers wash Bishop's hands before Great Entrance
"Eis Polli Eti Despota"
"Eis Polli Eti Despota"
"God Grant You Many Years"
"God Grant You Many Years"
2009 Festival of tables - Oct. 18, 2009

Marching Band
Marching Band
Marching Band
A Night at the Symphony
A Night at the Symphony
A Night at the Symphony
12 Days of Christmas
12 Days of Christmas
12 Days of Christmas
Barbie Turns 50
Barbie Turns 50
Barbie Turns 50
Under the Tuscan Sun
Under the Tuscan Sun
Under the Tuscan Sun
Fashion Show - Lucy Hopko
Fashion Show - Lucy Hopko
Fashion Show - Lucy Hopko
Fashion Show - Karry Orelup
Fashion Show - Karry Orelup
Fashion Show - Karry Orelup
Fashion Show - Jennifer Wegh
Fashion Show - Jennifer Wegh
Fashion Show - Jennifer Wegh
Visit by Bishop Nikon - May 10, 2009

"Let your light so shine before men..."
"Let your light so shine before men..."
Sermon by Bishop Nikon
Sermon by Bishop Nikon
Sermon by Bishop Nikon
Faithful receive Communion
Faithful receive Communion
Faithful receive Communion
Bishop Nikon reads Synodal Gramata for Protodeacon Simeon
Bishop Nikon reads Synodal Gramata for Protodeacon Simeon
Bishop Nikon reads Synodal Gramata for Protodeacon Simeon
Bishop Nikon presents Gramata to Protodeacon Simeon
Bishop Nikon presents Gramata to Protodeacon Simeon
Bishop Nikon presents Gramata to Protodeacon Simeon
Faithful venerate Cross at end of Liturgy
Faithful venerate Cross at end of Liturgy
Faithful venerate Cross at end of Liturgy
Bishop Nikon blesses food
Bishop Nikon blesses food
Bishop Nikon blesses food
Parish join Bishop Nikon for a luncheon after Liturgy
Parish join Bishop Nikon for a luncheon after Liturgy
Parish join Bishop Nikon for a luncheon after Liturgy
Church School Lenten Retreat - April 11,2009

Retreat participants gather for a lunch prior to retreat.
Retreat participants gather for a lunch prior to retreat.
Retreat participants gather for a lunch prior to retreat.
Fr. John discusses the activities for the retreat.
Fr. John discusses the activities for the retreat.
Fr. John discusses the activities for the retreat.
Lucy, Larisa, Rose, and Lilly work on prayer books.
Lucy, Larisa, Rose, and Lilly work on prayer books.
Lucy, Larisa, Rose, and Lilly work on prayer books.
Emery shows Fr. John his prayer book.
Emery shows Fr. John his prayer book.
Emery shows Fr. John his prayer book.
Zachary works with Fr. John on his prayer book.
Zachary works with Fr. John on his prayer book.
Zachary works with Fr. John on his prayer book.
Fr. John helps Luke put his prayer book together.
Fr. John helps Luke put his prayer book together.
Fr. John helps Luke put his prayer book together.
Church school students carry donations over to Plymouth Food Pantry.
Church school students carry donations over to Plymouth Food Pantry.
Church school students carry donations over to Plymouth Food Pantry.
Food pantry donations are weighed before stocking the shelves.
Food pantry donations are weighed before stocking the shelves.
Food pantry donations are weighed before stocking the shelves.
Festival of Tables - Oct. 19, 2008

Carousel Dreams
Carousel Dreams
Carousel Dreams
Fiesta
Fiesta
Fiesta
Purrfect Cats
Purrfect Cats
Purrfect Cats
Sweet Sweet Heaven
Sweet Sweet Heaven
Sweet Sweet Heaven
Starry Night
Starry Night
Starry Night
Karry Orelup in Fashion Show
Karry Orelup in Fashion Show
Karry Orelup in Fashion Show
Pascha - 2008

February 17, 2008 - Ordination of Fr. Nicholas Finley

Fr. Nicholas Finley
Fr. Nicholas Finley
Fr. Nicholas Finley
Dn. Nicholas receives blessing from Bishop Job
Dn. Nicholas receives blessing from Bishop Job
Dn. Nicholas receives blessing from Bishop Job
Led around altar table
Led around altar table
Led around altar table
Bishop Job prays over Fr. Nicholas
Bishop Job prays over Fr. Nicholas
Bishop Job prays over Fr. Nicholas
Bishop Job adjusts Phelonion
Bishop Job adjusts Phelonion
Bishop Job adjusts Phelonion
AXIOS!
AXIOS!
AXIOS!
1st Liturgy in Terrville, 2/20/08
1st Liturgy in Terrville, 2/20/08
1st Liturgy in Terrville, 2/20/08
Nov. 18, 2007 - Advent Church School Retreat

Fr. John instructs students
Fr. John instructs students
Fr. John instructs students
Deacon Nicholas works with students
Deacon Nicholas works with students
Deacon Nicholas works with students
Students listen to directions for the retreat projects
Students listen to directions for the retreat projects
Students listen to directions for the retreat projects
Everyone hard at work... well, almost everyone
Everyone hard at work... well, almost everyone
Everyone hard at work... well, almost everyone
What are we mixing together?
What are we mixing together?
What are we mixing together?
Advent Retreat participants
Advent Retreat participants
Advent Retreat participants
Nov. 4, 2007 - Ordination of Nicholas Finley to Diaconate

Subdeacon Nicholas is led around altar table
Subdeacon Nicholas is led around altar table
Subdeacon Nicholas is led around altar table
AXIOS!
AXIOS!
AXIOS!
AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!
AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!
AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!
First Litany
First Litany
First Litany
Deacon Nicholas and Larissa with Bishop Nikon, Clergy, and Servers
Deacon Nicholas and Larissa with Bishop Nikon, Clergy, and Servers
Deacon Nicholas and Larissa with Bishop Nikon, Clergy, and Servers
Newly ordained Deacon Nicholas and Larissa with Bishop Nikon
Newly ordained Deacon Nicholas and Larissa with Bishop Nikon
Newly ordained Deacon Nicholas and Larissa with Bishop Nikon
October 14, 2007 - Festival of Tables (click picture to enlarge photo)

Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland
A Night at the Movies
A Night at the Movies
A Night at the Movies
The Fields of Prevence
The Fields of Prevence
The Fields of Prevence
Groovin' to the 60's
Groovin' to the 60's
Groovin' to the 60's
Aug. 5, 2007 - Bishop Nikon Visit (click picture to enlarge)

Bishop Nikon with Fr. John, Deacon Paul, and John Kuzmich after Liturgy
Bishop Nikon with Fr. John, Deacon Paul, and John Kuzmich after Liturgy
Bishop Nikon with Fr. John, Deacon Paul, and John Kuzmich after Liturgy
Deacon Sam Kopcha - 20th Anniversary of Ordination  (click pictures to enlarge)

Prayer at Liturgy for Deacon Sam & Eva Kopcha
Prayer at Liturgy for Deacon Sam & Eva Kopcha
Prayer at Liturgy for Deacon Sam & Eva Kopcha
Fr. John Hopko presents a commemorative book to Deacon Sam
Fr. John Hopko presents a commemorative book to Deacon Sam
Fr. John Hopko presents a commemorative book to Deacon Sam
Deacon Sam checks out the book that was created and coordinated by the Church School students and teachers
Deacon Sam checks out the book that was created and coordinated by the Church School students and teachers
Deacon Sam checks out the book that was created and coordinated by the Church School students and teachers
Many family and friends gather for picnic with Deacon Sam
Many family and friends gather for picnic with Deacon Sam
Many family and friends gather for picnic with Deacon Sam
 
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