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Elevation of Fr. Robert Buczak to Protopresbyter

On Sunday October 24, 2010, His Eminence Metropolitan made a canonical visitation to St. Nicholas Church in Homestead, PA. During Divine Liturgy, His Eminence elevated Very Rev. Fr. Robert Buczak, pastor of St. Nicholas to the Priestly rank of Protopresbyter in recognition of his diligent labors in the Holy Priesthood.

The posted photos, courtesy of Eleanor Dussling and Steve Fucsko , show scenes from the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and Priestly Elevation.
His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas is greeted with the traditional gifts of bread and salt upon his arrival at St. Nicholas Church.
His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas is greeted with the handcross by Very. Rev. Fr. Robert Buczak, Pastor.
"It is time to begin the service to the Lord, Master Bless."
During the Small Entrance, His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas called Very Rev. Fr. Robert Buczak forward to bestow the dignity of the priestly rank of Protopresbyter upon him.
Fr. Robert is elevated to Protopresbyter
The priestly epigonation is bestowed upon Fr. Robert.
His Eminence bestows the priestly epignation upon Fr. Robert.
His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas places the jeweled pectoral cross on the neck of the newly elevated Protopresbyter.
Fr. Robert's family and faithful parishioners look on as he is being honored by the Metropolitan.
Fr. Robert greets his family after his elevation.
Protodeacon John Youhas proclaims the Gospel Reading for the day.
His Eminence. Metropolitan Nicholas prays at the altar during Divine Liturgy.
Very Rev. Protopresbyter Robert Buczak offers words of welcome to those gathered for Divine LIturgy and expresses his gratitude to Metropolitan Nicholas on the occasion of his elevation to Protopresbyter.
Presentation of roses to parishioners of St. Nicholas Church to celebrate significant birthdays and anniversaries
Presentation of roses to parishioners of St. Nicholas Church to celebrate significant birthdays and anniversaries
Presentation of roses to parishioners of St. Nicholas Church to celebrate significant birthdays and anniversaries
Shown is the Maurer family and relatives as they elebrate their 40th Anniversary of Marriage. All are member of St. Nicholas Church. front row: Allysa, Dylan, Hailey, and Kayla Schoff. second row: Charlie, Chuck, and Robin Gilchrist, Jackie and Albert Maurer, Maria and Richard Schoff
Shown are Albert and Jacquline Maurer along with their priest Very Rev. Protopresbyter Robert Buczak as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary of Marriage.
Fr. Robert and Pani Cathy celebrate Father's 50th Birthday
Fr. Robert's Birthday - 50 Years Young!