New Jersey Deanery Altarboy Retreat at Holy Ghost Church, Manville, New Jersey - November 12, 2005
Manville, NJ -- The New Jersey Deanery Priests conducted a one-day retreat for 16 of its altar boys at Holy Ghost Church in Manville. The day included a spiritual talk and hands-on demonstrations in making prosfora and koliva. The attending boys were treated to a walk on the Apostles Trail at the nearby Ukranian Cultural Center in South Boundbrook. The highlight of the day was the service of vespers with all the boys serving and singing around the altar. The retreat was conducted by Protopresbyter Michael Rosco, Dean, Fr. Matthew Moriak, host pastor, Fr. Michael Psenechnuk, Fr. John Pribish, Fr. Andrew Fetchina and Fr. Michael Chendorain.
Fr. Matthew Moriak, pastor of Holy Ghost Church in Manville, offers a spiritual talk on the 'Awesomeness of the Priesthood and Serving the Altar of the Lord'
Fr. Andrew Fetchina offers a class on the history, purpose and making of koliva (kutya) sweet wheat cereal.
Archbishop Anthony of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, greets, blesses and welcomes the boys to the Cultural Center Grounds.
Participants in the retreat gather for a group photo before the serving of vespers which concluded the one day event
Fr. Michael Chendorain demonstrates the making of prosfora for the boys in attendance. Each altar boy got to make his own prosfora to share with his family or give to his pastor for use at the Divine Liturgy
The Altar boys pose for a picture on a bridge located on the Apostles' Trail on the grounds of the Ukrainian Cultural Center in South Boundbrook, NJ.
Protopresbyter Fr. Michael Rosco fields questions about the lives of the Apostles along the trail.
The altar boys (and reverend Fathers) were put to the test with Obscure and Unusual Bible Trivia questions as posed by Fr. Michael Psenechnuk.