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St. Luke Parish Celebrates Olympians
This Sunday we recognized our ministry leader Chuck and all our olympians. We had 39 competitors, largest in St. Luke history with the event. Of our relatively small contingent we brought home 6 medals, 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze:
James our Gold Medalist in chess.
Annual Quad Parish Picnic
Luba the chairperson of the picnic, welcomed our new Bishop Matthias with the traditional offering of bread and salt. The bishop gave his blessing and then he blessed the clergy of the four parishes who would be concelebrating the Divine Liturgy together.
Fr. Myron of St. Pantelaimon's and Fr. Andrew of St. Luke greeted His Grace and all processed to the pavilion in the Cook County Forest Preserve. Cook County has set aside thousands of acres within the city of Chigago and suburbs for natural preservation and public use. Any use requires license fees and strict regulations.
Subdeacon John is holding the prayer book while His grace prays the liturgical prayers. Fr. Anthony is in the background.
Choir director John of Sts. Peter and Paul directing the combined choirs of the four parishes. Fr. Gregory of St. Michael's, Fr. Herman of Sts. Peter and Paul and Fr. Howard are also pictured.
Bishop Matthias give the final blessing at the conclusion of the Liturgy. Deacon Andrew entoned the memory eternal for our former Bishop Job who establish this annual event which has taken place for 11 years.
Jacob and Andrew two of our youngest altar boys and preparing to distribute the Anidoran bread.
The Picnic committee with His Grace Matthias and Fr. Andrew. The committee under the leadership of Luba met 5 times during the year. They will meet in July to discuss any problems which need to be corrected and begin planning for next years picnic. We wish them all Many Years!