Archpriest Michael, Rector of Holy Transfiguration Church, retired from active ministry as 2018 drew to a close. Father Michael and Matushka Lydia served Holy Transfiguration Church with dedication and love for 38 years! The parish community hosted a celebratory luncheon on Nov. 11th. These photos were taken during Fr. Michael's last Sunday Divine Liturgy as Rector, on December 30th. The parish is grateful that Protodeacon Paul Nimchek came to serve with Fr. Michael, from Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Terryville.
Fr. Michael will remain attached to Holy Transfiguration Church in retirement, and Mat. Lydia continues to serve as Choir Director and Church School Coordinator.
(Photos taken by Peter Romanovsky)
Stremsky Family Benefit ConcertThe Stremsky family returned for the second consecutive year to perform a benefit concert at Holy Transfiguration. Father Nicholas and Matushka Galina are parents of largest family in Russia.
Feast of TransfigurationIn celebration of their parish feast, the faithful of Holy Transfiguration went on procession and held a benefit breakfast for the Mosher family following the Divine Liturgy.
Parish Life, Spring '04Spring was a busy time at Holy Transfiguration including a meeting of the OCA Humanitarian Aid Committee, students being recognized for their participation in the lenten read-a-thon, a molieben service, and the close of church school.
Bridegroom MatinsThe clergy and faithful of the Connecticut Deanery joined to celebrate the Bridegroom Matins of Holy Monday on April 4, 2004 at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church in New Haven.
Russian Children's ChoirWith fifty-three children, Father Nicholas and Matushka Galina Stremsky are parents of the largest family in Russia. The family lives in the city of Saraktash on the edge of the Urals, in central Russia. On November 3, 2003, Father Nicholas and eleven children from their family choir visited New Haven, sang for our parish and many visitors, and charmed everyone.