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Saint Mary of Magdala

Saint Mary of Magdela is far more than just one of the Myrrhbearing Women the church remembers on the Third Sunday of Pascha; her life is of such great magnitude that it is referred to as the Primacy of Mary. That Mary of Magdala is venerated in the Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Lutheran, several Protestant churches, and even in the Baha’i Faith tradition, speaks of her prominence.

It is with sadness, yet with joy in the Resurrection, that Holy Trinity sends its condolences to all those in the Diocese of New England (Orthodox Church in America), and those in the Albanian Archdiocese as well, on the recent death of its Archpastor & Chief Shepherd, His Eminence, Archbishop Nikon (Liolin).

"I am sorry to hear that Archbishop Nikon passed," Holy Trinity parishioner Mary Ellen Junda reacted when she learned the news. "He was a very spiritual person and his preaching was profound and inspiring. May his memory be eternal." Holy Trinity Parish Council President, Timothy Fetzko added, "He was not only our spiritual leader but a warm and genuine man. I will always remember how he treated our children, especially the young altar servers...he always made them feel special and appreciated. I will miss his visits." Mr. Fetzko has had the pleasure of photographing a number of Archbishop Nikon's visits. Nearly every year since 2012 he has been able to capture wonderful moments through pictures. The galleries are listed below in reverse chronological order.

The three most recent trips His Eminence had made to Holy Trinity were for three significant events in the 103-year history of our church. In 2016, he was with us for our Centennial Anniversary, then the following year, 2017, he consecrated a new altar built by parishioner, Jon Matcheson, then lastly, in October, 2019, for the Blessing Service of our ten new icons, each measuring 28 x 67".

Click to see the offical announcement about: Archbishop Nikon

Photo Galleries:

2018 New Icon Consecration

2017 New Altar Consecration

2016 Holy Trinity Centennial

2015 Diocesan Assembly

2013 Archpastoral Visit

2013 New Sign Blessing

2013 Banquest and Discussion with Students

2012 Lenten Deanery Vespers





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