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90th Anniversary Saints Peter and Paul, Rockaway, NJ

The community of Saints Peter and Paul in Rockaway, New Jersey welcomed His Grace, Bishop Gregory the weekend of July 7 and July 8.

The weekends events included both liturgical and fellowship activities and was highlighted by the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning followed by the blessing of the new Narthex Icons.
The Little Entrance during the Saturday morning Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist.
Alexa Fitzgerald reads the Epistle during the festal Liturgy.
His Grace listens to the reading of the Holy Gospel.
The Reading of the Holy Gospel.
Fr. Steven Krivonak presents the Gospel to His Grace.
A Panahida in memory of departed Hierarchs of the Diocese, Pastors of Saints Peter and Paul, and all those of our Parish Community was offered at the conclusion of the Saturday Liturgy.
A fellowship social was shared following the Saturday Liturgy.
His Grace enjoyed conversation with faithful and clergy of our Parish Community.
Following the Social tables and chairs were set up outside for Saturday evening's picnic event.
His Grace spoke following Great Vespers about the new day of service to the Lord which begins not at daybreak but at sundown.
The Clergy and servers present for Great Vespers on Saturday evening.
These cooks kept the food coming during the picnic on Saturday evening.
His Grace again spent time with faithful in fellowship.
Friends catching up during the picnic.
Great fun was had by everyone during the picnic ahead of the evening's firework display.
The Sundae Bar was a hit with everyone.
Football was a lot of fun!
Parish Council President Stan Brajer greets the Bishop with Bread and Salt.
His Grace enters his Church of Saints Peter and Paul for the 90th Anniversary Divine Liturgy.
"Ton Despotin" the fathers approach for a blessing to begin the Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning.
Ezra approaches His Grace for a blessing to serve in the Altar.
His Grace prays for all those departed and living during the Great Entrance.
His Grace, Bishop Gregory anoints one of the new images of Christ with Holy Chrism. It was beautiful for the community to see the fruits of their dearly departed pastor, Fr. William George blessed during this celebration.
His Grace offers words of inspiration, encouraging all to become icons like those he just blessed in the narthex.
His Grace, Bishop Gregory together with Fr. Matthew Stagon, and the former pastors of Saints Peter and Paul Church, Fr. Michael Chendorain, Fr. Michael Kleban, and Fr. Stephen Krivonak III.
Parish Council Vice President Stan Griff offers a toast.
Parish Council President Stan Brajer offers beautiful words of reflection on the past and looking towards the future.
Greeting old friends at the conclusion of the 90th Anniversary Banquet.