Pentecost at Holy Spirit Church - 05/23/2010
His Grace Bishop MICHAEL'S first visit to Holy Spirit Church, Wantage, New Jersey as Bishop. Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2010. His Grace celebrated the Divine Liturgy with Archpriest Samuel Kedala, Rector of Holy Spirit, Archpriest George Hasenecz, founder of Holy Spirit and retired Archpriest Joseph Chupeck who is attached to Holy Spirit Church. The Divine Liturgy was followed by the Vespers of Pentecost and a Festive Banquet in the Church Hall. Later that day His Grace met for dinner with the Parish Council and their spouses at the Parish Rectory. Dinner was hosted by Father Samuel and Matushka JoAnne Kedala. His Grace Bishop Michael celebrated the Parish Altar Feast (The Day of the Holy Spirit) the following morning along with Archpriest Samuel Kedala, Priest Christos Talleos of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, Middletown, New York and Priest Stephen Evanina of Holy Assumption Church, Clifton, New Jersey (NJ Deanery Secretary). Holy Spirit Church was greatly honored by the visitation of their new Archpastor Bishop MICHAEL and look forward to many more visitations by His Grace.
After a Vespers Worship Service our parishioners recently got together for some addional fellowship, fun and good food.
The service of Vespers takes us through creation, sin, and salvation in Christ. It leads us to the meditation of God’s word and the glorification of his love for men. It instructs us and allows us to praise God for the particular events or persons whose memory is celebrated and made present to us in the Church. It prepares us for the sleep of the night and the dawn of the new day to come. On the eves of the Divine Liturgy, it begins our movement into the most perfect communion with God in the sacramental mysteries.
Unionville 120th - 10/10/2015
120th Anniversary Celebration in Unionville, NY. The days events included
the blessing of fireman and equipment by Fr. Gregory White and Fr. Samuel
Kedala of Holy Spirit Church in Wantage, NJ!