News - 2010
Last Updated (Sunday, 25 July 2010 21:36)
His Grace Jerome, Bishop of Manhattan celebrated the divine services on Saturday and Sunday, the fourth week of Great Lent in the Holy Epiphany Church. His Grace was co-served by Priest Victor Boldewskul, Priest Thomas Reske, Protodeacons Alexander Jaroshchuk and Dimitri Temidis and Deacon Victor Ganson. The children's choir of the Holy Epiphany church sang during vespers directed by M.P. Jockusch. On Sunday upon completion of the Divine Liturgy, V.P. Roudenko, the parish choir director was awarded a certificate of appreciation [gramota] (see text below) and Many Years was intoned. At trapeza, Protodeacon Alexander's nameday was celebrated belatedly. Additionally at trapeza, Fr. Victor Boldewskul congratulated Protodeacon Dimitri on having recently been elevated to the rank of protodeacon. On Sunday evening Bishop Jerome, co-served by parish clergy and clergy from neighboring parishes, performed the Sacrament of Holy Unction.
Text of the gramota awarded to Vladimir Pavlovich Roudenko.
Vladimir Pavlovich has participated in Church singing for nearly 70 years. As a youth he sang in the Orthodox Cathedral Choir in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia. After World War II, Vladimir Pavlovich conducted the Schleissheim Refugee Youth Choir, and after departing Germany, sang in and served as the assistant conductor of the choir of the Assumption Church in Casablanca, Morocco, directed by Evgeniy Ivanovich Evetz. After immigrating to the United States in 1959, Vladimir Pavlovich sang in the church choir of the Church of the Epiphany in Boston, and subsequently accepted the position of choir director of the Church of the Resurrection in Worcester, MA. After 1986 he returned to sing at Holy Epiphany Parish, and now for over ten years has faithfully conducted the Boston choir. His service has been an example for all parishioners. It is particularly noted with gratitude that Vladimir Pavlovich encourages the active participation of younger generations in singing and conducting the services so that the rich spiritual and cultural heritage of choral singing will live on in Boston for generations to come.
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