On Sunday, January 2nd, the parish and the family of Bill Vasil recognized Bill’s 90th birthday at the church. A celebratory coffee hour was held in his honor in the church hall. May God grant Bill many more blessed years! Click on the More info link below to view a few photos.
sincere thanks to the outgoing members of the Parish Council who completed
their 3 year terms: Laura Denisevich, Pete Jordhamo, and Sue Lazos. Special thanks go to Bill Kovachi, Greg
Buzi, and Joe Chadwick who served an extra year to help the Parish Council work
through major transitional issues in 2010.
congratulate and ask God’s blessings on the members of our Parish Council as
they were installed in office today: Laura Chadwick – President, Nardi Tollkuçi
– Vice President, Kim O’Brien – Treasurer, Bob Lazar – Building and Grounds,
Luba Csernica – Financial Secretary, Mary Nikola – Corresponding Secretary,
Jean Brideau – Recording Secretary, Joann Soter – Trustee.
We have learned that Albert Glucksnis passed away. May his Memory be Eternal! We extend the deepest sympathies of the parish to his family. We especially wish to extend our compassion to his daughter Janet and grandchildren Hope and Philip.
Memory Eternal! to George Billings, who passed away. We extend our condolences to his wife Irene and their family.
Memory Eternal! to Elizabeth Lambro, who died on Tuesday, January 25th. We extend our condolences to her daughter Cheryl Themel and her family.
We extend our condolences to her daughter Cheryl Themel and her family.
A big “Thank you!” “Falëminderit!” to everyone who helped to make last night’s Valentine’s Day Dance a success!
Years! to Hanna Lewin, who was received into the Holy Orthodox Church yesterday
through the mysteries of Baptism and Chrismation. Hanna
is the daughter of Benjamin and Michelle (Stockel) Lewin, the granddaughter of
Sharon and Craig Stockel, and the great granddaughter of Della Theodos. Her
godparents are Jordan Collyer and Kara Dowdle. Ashley Stockel is the Orthodox
Hanna is the daughter of Benjamin and Michelle (Stockel) Lewin, the granddaughter of Sharon and Craig Stockel, and the great granddaughter of Della Theodos. Her godparents are Jordan Collyer and Kara Dowdle. Ashley Stockel is the Orthodox Sponsor.
Eternal! to Thomas Soter who passed away. The parish extends its condolences to his family, and especially to his
brothers Vinnie and Charlie who are members of St. George.
Congratulations to David Snedegar, who became a Catechumen last Sunday. This is the first step on the road to being officially received into the Orthodox Church. His sponsor is Pauline Dionis. David’s name will mentioned in the Prayer for the Catechumens during the Divine Liturgy.
We congratulate Christopher and Olivia Lambert who were received into the Holy Orthodox Church yesterday through the Mysteries of Baptism and Chrismation. They are the twin children of Thomas and Marisa Lambert. The Godparents for Christopher were Nancy Lambert and Jennifer Moodie. The Godparents for Olivia were Katherine Lambert and Stefanie Waller.
is Risen! Truly, He is Risen! is the Orthodox Christian Paschal greeting.
Click Here to view the Paschal greeting in numerous languages.
The St. George community recently completed the service cycle of Great Lent, Holy Week with the celebration of midnight Pascal Liturgy.
We extend our thanks to the many people who helped to make Lent, Holy Week and Pascha a beautiful and meaningful celebration:
-Pandora Dionis for decorating the Holy Cross for the Sunday of the Cross.
-Pandora Dionis, Pauline Dionis and Gloria Athanas for the decoration of the Petafi.
-Karen Masek for donating the flowers that decorated the Petafi in memory of her father Peter Michael.
-Bob Lazar, Cheryl Themel and Jennifer Goetz for decorating the church for Holy Pascha.
-Ron Dougiello for the flowers that beautify the inside of the church.
-Gloria Athanas and the Teuta Ladies Society for the beautiful red eggs.
-Jim & Vi Bowe for the new planters and flowers outside the church.
-Cantors Van Michael and Charles Soter for their dedication and singing at every service.
-The Choir for their preparation and singing throughout Holy Week and Pascha.
-Our volunteer Readers.
-Bob Lazar for his assistance in the sanctuary.
-The Altar Servers for their time and assistance.
-Sue Wight for organizing the Children’s Egg Hunt and coffee hour.
-Dave Denisevich for helping to repair the three-branched candle stands.
-Those who simply came to pray and celebrate the services.
We express our sympathy to Karen Masek and her family on the death of her mother-in-law, Alma.
Congratulations to Allyson Themel and David Hirst who were united in Holy Matrimony in St. George Church yesterday, May 7th. Allyson is the daughter of Peter and Cheryl Themel and the granddaughter of Mary Themel. The sacramental sponsor was the bride’s sister, Stacey Hirst.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers, Grandmothers and Godmothers of our parish community.
I Përjetshim Kujtimi! to Dhimitra Leka who died on Monday, May 9th. Her funeral was held in Saint George Church on Saturday, May 14th. We express our condolences to Dhimitra’s children — Paul and George Leka and Evelyn Kreta and their families.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who helped to make yesterday’s Food Festival such a success:
Those who cooked and baked
Those who helped to set up and clean up
Those who worked the tables
Those who supported the Program Book
Those who came to buy and eat
Thank you all!
Congratulations to David Snedegar, who was received into the Holy Orthodox Church yesterday through the Mystery of Holy Chrismation, taking the name John. His sponsor was Pauline Dionis. Many Years to the newly-chrismated John together with all his family!
Katherine La Bache, the oldest member of our parish community, passed away on Wednesday, June 15th. May her Memory be Eternal!
Many Years to Stephan Valis and Tanya Petitti who were united in the Sacrament of Marriage in Saint George Church yesterday.
learned that Kelley Coughlin has been chosen as a recipient of one of the FORCC
scholarships for 2011. Congratulations
and Many Years!
Congratulations and Many Years!
Happy Father’s Day to all the Fathers, Grandfathers, Step-fathers and Godfathers of our parish community.
Congratulations to Sharon
Buzi, who became a Catechumen this morning before Liturgy. This is the first
step on the road to being officially received into the Orthodox Church. Her sponsor
is Laura Chadwick. Sharon’s name will be mentioned in the Prayer for the
Catechumens during the Divine Liturgy.
our Congratulations and Best Wishes for future success to our recent graduates!
Christopher Adams graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in mathematics and a minor in statistics. In the fall, he will be returning to UConn for his Master’s Degree.
Rebecca Chadwick graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in English.
Christine Denisevich graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Environmental Science.
Jennifer Nikola graduated, summa cum laude, from Drew University. She also received an award of $500 from the Sociology Department for her outstanding work.
Kelley Coughlin graduated from Trumbull High School and will be attending the College of New Jersey.
Allison Cryan graduated from Notre Dame High School and will be attending Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Thomas Flynn graduated from Malvern
Academy in Malvern, PA, and will be attending North Carolina University at Wilmington.
Meghan Maria Quinn
graduated from Masuk High School in Monroe and will be attending Keene State
College in New Hampshire.
Nichio graduated from Oxford High School and will be attending the University of
Years to all!
learned of the recent death of Michel Lopoukhine, the father of Prifteresha Elizabeth
extend our sympathies to the entire Bouteneff family. May his
memory be eternal!
extend our sympathies to the entire Bouteneff family. May his
memory be eternal!
May his memory be eternal!
congratulate Cameron Nicole Dionis, daughter of Keith and Shannon Dionis, who
was received into the Holy Orthodox Church yesterday through the Mysteries of
Baptism and Chrismation. Her
sponsors are Theodore Dionis and Edith Jones.
Her sponsors are Theodore Dionis and Edith Jones.Many Years!
We welcome to St. George Church today Father Steven Voytovich who is celebrating the Divine Liturgy while Father Dennis is away.
Years to Sharon Dorothy Buzi who is being received into the Holy Orthodox
Church today through the Sacrament of Chrismation. Her sponsor is Laura
is the wife of Greg Buzi and the mother of Daniel, Christopher and Gregory.
Sharon is the wife of Greg Buzi and the mother of Daniel, Christopher and Gregory.
The following is a status of some of our young adults currently enrolled in college. We give our Best Wishes for their continued success!
Chris Adams – Graduate School pursuing his Masters Degree at the University of Connecticut majoring in Mathematics.
Kelley Coughlin - Freshman at the College of New Jersey.
Sarah Csernica - Sophomore at the University of Connecticut.
Csernica - Graduate School at Lehigh University (Pennsylvania) pursuing a Ph.D.
Allison Cryan – Freshman at Endicott College (Massachusetts).
Emily Cryan – Junior at St. Michael’s College (Vermont)
James Denisevich - Sophomore at the University of Connecticut.
Jason Thomas Flynn – Freshman at North Carolina University at Wilmington.
Julia Garfalo – Junior at Boston University majoring in Architecture.
Chris Michael – Senior at California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) majoring in Interior Design, History, and minoring in Psychology.
Victoria Nichio – Freshman at the University of Rhode Island.
Tyler Nikola - Sophomore at Elon University (North Carolina).
Meghan Maria Quinn – Freshman at Keene State College (New Hampshire).
Anne Snedegar - Sophomore at the University of Maryland majoring in Art.
Caroline Snedegar - Sophomore at James Madison University (Virginia).
Julia Snedegar – Senior at the University of Connecticut majoring in Physical Therapy.
Tyler Tallcouch - Sophomore at Keene State College (New Hampshire).
Ryan Taylor - Sophomore at Salve Regina (Rhode Island).
Stefan Valis – Junior at Westchester Community College (New York) majoring in Business Management.
Congratulations to Sophie Marie and Brooke Petra Dionis, who were received into the Holy Orthodox Church yesterday, September 17th, through the Mysteries of Baptism and Chrismation. They are the twin daughters of Curt & Nicole Dionis. Sophie’s sponsors are John & Debra Dionis and Brooke’s sponsors are Keith & Shannon Dionis. Many Years!
We extend our thanks to:
- Jim and Pandora Dionis, who decorated the Holy Cross for last Sunday’s procession.
- Mary Nikola, who ironed and prepared the gold altar coverings for the Church.
- Everyone who helped prepare for the Archdiocesan Assembly this past weekend.
- Bob Lazar & Lucille Karoli Gallagher, who recovered the chairs in the Sanctuary.
We thank the following people who worked hard to make our Archdiocesan Assembly last weekend such a success:
Laura Chadwick, Linda Lazar, Viola Bowe, Elsie Gartsu, Jeanette Nichio, Jean Brideau, Nancy Hurd, Mary Nikola, Louise Gallagher and the members of the choir.
Thank you to everyone who helped with our Zumba Fundraiser last week, especially to coordinators Laura Chadwick and Sharon Buzi, as well as instructor Heatherly Law and DJ Stillo, who donated their time. The Parish took in $1,335.00 at this event. Click on the more information link below to view some photos from the event.
Thanks to the generosity of our parishioners, St. George Church was able to donate: $163 to the Wounded Warrior’s Fund in August, and $147 to the National 9/11 Museum in September.
condolences are extended to the family of Paul Leka who died on Sunday, October
16th. May his Memory be Eternal!
We extend our gratitude to the many people who worked so hard to make yesterday’s Teuta Bazaar such a success! Falëminderit! Thank you!
St. George was blessed with a return visit from Fr. Sergei, Lisa and Anna Bouteneff for Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 23rd. Fr. Sergei co-celebrated Liturgy with Fr. Dennis. Afterwards, the parish shared fellowship at a coffee hour in the church hall.
Today, we congratulated and asked God’s blessings on all the Veterans and active-duty
military personnel in our parish community. God Grant them many Years!
We offer thanks today for the blessings God has shown to the Albanian people and nation on the eve of the Albanian independence day know as Ditë e Flamurit or Albanian Flag Day.
On Sunday, December 4th, the St. George parish celebrated St. Nicholas Day for the parish children as part of a expanded coffee hour after Divine Liturgy. Young and old gathered to decorate the tree, and enjoy the activities and fellowship. The parish children also had a visit from Santa. Click on the more information link below to view some photos.
extend our gratitude to everyone who helped to make last Wednesday’s Unction
Service and visit of the Kursk-Root Icon such a success! Thank You! Falëminderit! Click on the more information link below to view photographs from the Service and read about the history of the Kursk-Root Icon.
Collections for the months of October and November totaled $430.00 The
money was sent to the Albanian Archdiocese to support the renovation of our
The money was sent to the Albanian Archdiocese to support the renovation of our Chancery building.
is born! Glorify
U-Lind! Lavdërojeni! are the traditional Orthodox Christian Christmas greetings in both English and Albanian. The St. George Community recently completed the service cycle of Advent with Divine Liturgy for the Nativity of the Lord.
are the traditional Orthodox Christian Christmas greetings in both English and Albanian. The St. George Community recently completed the service cycle of Advent with Divine Liturgy for the Nativity of the Lord.
We express our gratitude to the following people who contributed to our Christmas celebration:
Jennifer Goetz and Cheryl Themel who decorated the Church;
Mary Nikola who prepared and changed the altar cloths;
Ron Dougiello and Commerce Hill Funeral Home for donating the 2012 Wall Calendars and poinsettias;
Vi Bowe and Laura Chadwick for decorating the Christmas tree; and
Our Church Choir for singing the responses at the services.
Thank you! Falëminderit!