On Tuesday February 22, 2011, His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas was honored by the Diocese on the occasion of his 75th Birthday at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Johnstown.
The posted photos show scenes from the Moleben of Thanksgiving and celebratory Banquet.
Ton Despotin......Metropolitan Nicholas
processes to the Episcopal Throne.
His Eminence ascends the Episcopal Throne.
Diocesan Consistory priest concelebrated the Moleben Service
Diocesan Clergy were given a place of honor at the Moleben of Thanksgiving.
Metropolitan Nicholas prays with BIshop Thomas of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.
Bishop Joseph Adamec, Bishop John Kudrick and Bishop Gregory Pile pray during the Moleben Service.
Proto-deacon John Youhas proclaims the Gospel.
Very Rev. Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro reads the greetings of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I to Metropolitan Nicholas.
His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas listens intently to the greetings from his brother bishops.
Very Rev. Protopresbyter Mark Arey, Administrative Assistant to His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America offered greetings on behalf of Archbishop Demetrios
Ecumenical Guests with the Cathedral Choir.
Metropolitan Nicholas with guest bishops (From Left to right, Bishop John Kudrick -Byzantine Catholic Archdiocese of Parma, Ohio, Bishop Thomas of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, Bishop Joseph Adamec of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown) and BIshop Gregory Pile of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Allegeny Synod
Metropolitan Nicholas with concelebrating clergy.
Metropolitan Nicholas with the members of the Diocesan Consistory.
Christ the Saviour Educational Center was the site of the celebratory banquet.
His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas is shown with Brothers George (Left) and Michael (Right) and Bishop Thomas at His Birthday Reception.
Metropolitan Nicholas offers heartfelt words of thanks to His brother Bishops, Diocesan Clergy and the Faithful of the Diocese for honoring him on his birthday and for their love and devotion to the Church.