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Vespers October 14, 2017
Reception at Palmer House following Hierarchical Liturgy

Reception at Palmer House

We are grateful to Irakli's and Nana's father whose superb photographs will be enjoyed for many years!  Thank you!

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Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at the Princeton University Transfiguration Chapel October 15, 2017

His Eminence celebrates Divine Liturgy at Princeton University

Archbishop Michael joined the members of Princeton's OCF and the Transfiguration Chapel to celebrate the Skvir's 50th wedding anniversary and Fr. Daniel's 30th year of priesthood.  In addition He presented altar server, Aaron Stevens PU'18, OCF president, the Fr. John Turkevich award.  His Eminence recognized Lydia "Lynette" Hull for enriching our spiritual lives with her iconography.  Following Divine Liturgy a repast was held at Princeton University's Palmer House.

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Vespers October 14, 2017

Vespers October 14, 2017

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Vespers October 14, 2017

Vespers October 14, 2017

His Eminence Archbishop Michael attended Vespers along with worshippers from Princeton University's Transfiguration Chapel.  Monthly this service is held in the big Chapel of Princeton University.

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Vespers October 14, 2017

Opening Liturgy of 2017-2018 Academic Year

Opening Liturgy of 2017-2018 Academic Year - 09/10/17

As Princeton University awaited the return of its students, members of Princeton University Chapel gathered for Divine Liturgy in Murray Dodge Hall.  Among those active Chapel worshippers present were members of Princeton University Classes of '66, '78, '79, '92, '00, '03, '07 and Graduate School. 

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OCF Toddlers welcome John

Fr. Joseph and John
Fr. Joseph and John
Fr. Joseph and John
Fr. Daniel enjoys the toddlers
Fr. Daniel enjoys the toddlers
Fr. Daniel enjoys the toddlers
Nadezhda enjoying walking.  Sebastian checks out new friend John
Nadezhda enjoying walking. Sebastian checks out new friend John
Nadezhda enjoying walking. Sebastian checks out new friend John
Congratulations to Dr. Teriba!

Reader Theogenes with his father and brother
Reader Theogenes with his father and brother
Reader Theogenes with his father and brother
OCF Pre-Lenten dinner

OCF Pre-Lenten Dinner

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Coffee Hour January 2017

Coffee Hour January 2017

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Sochka Celebrations

Sochka Celebrations

The Chapel enjoyed participating in several celebrations for Protodeacon Michael and Matushka Leslie and their daughter Elizabeth. The granting by His Eminence Archbishop Michael of a kamilavka to Protodeacon Michael along with gramota to both Matushka Leslie and him.  A wedding anniversary.  "Many, many healthy happy years!"

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Chapel Worshippers and Iconography

Chapel Worshippers and Iconography 2016-2017

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Chapel Family 2016-2017

Members of Transfiguration Chapel with Princeton University Orthodox Chaplain Fr. Daniel Skvir and Protodeacon Michael Sochka

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Transfiguration Chapel welcomes late summer newborns

Transfiguration Chapel welcomes late summer newborns

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Holy Saturday 2016

Holy Saturday 2016

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Holy Week 2016

Holy Week celebrated in 2016

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Lazarus Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Newly Illumined Olympia Hoffman-Adams - 04/23/16

Congratulations to Olympia (Bonnie) Hoffman-Adams on her Chrismation into the Orthodox faith! 

Lazarus Saturday April 23, 2016 in St. Vladimir Church, Trenton, NJ.

Sponsor: Carmen Mateiescu

 

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Veneration of the Cross with His Eminence Archbishop Michael April 3, 2016

Elevation of the Cross April 3, 2016 (Photos: Matushka Leslie Sochka) - 04/03/16

On Sunday, April 3rd, the Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross, His Eminence Archbishop Michael presided at the Divine Liturgy in the Chapel of the Transfiguration on the campus of Princeton University.  The Archbishop was assisted by Father Daniel Skvir, Orthodox Chaplain at Princeton, Father Sergius Kuharsky, Protodeacon Michael Sochka, Sub-Deacon Mark Federoff, and Altar Servers Forrest (Silouan) Hull and Aaron Stevens (Senior and Sophomore respectively).  Responses were sung by the Chapel choir under the direction of Matushka Tamara Skvir.

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Blessing of Orlets

Blessing of Orlets (Photos: Matushka Leslie Sochka) - 04/03/16

Just before the start of Liturgy, His Eminence blessed a gift from the OCF and Chapel members:  a specially designed circular rug (Orlets / Eagle) on which a bishop stands during services.  This rug was designed specifically for Archbishop Michael as the presiding hierarch of the Diocese of New York-New Jersey.  Rather than the typical Byzantine eagle, the rug features an American bald eagle, the nation’s symbol, carrying an olive branch, above a grouping of various churches of the Diocese as well as the Empire State Building and the new Freedom Tower representing the City of New York, the Archbishop’s official See.  The outer rings of the rug depict waves of the bodies of water of NY-NJ such as the Hudson River, and bridges connecting the two states and three deaneries.  The requisite protecting walls of the Orlets depict the Wall of Honor at Ellis Island, the entry point to America for many of our Orthodox ancestors.

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Presentation of Fr. John Turkevich Memorial Awards

His Eminence presents Fr. John Turkevich Memorial Awards (Photos: Matushka Leslie Sochka) - 04/03/16

At the conclusion of Liturgy, HIs Eminence presented special awards to active and faithful members of Princeton’s Orthodox Christian Fellowship.  These awards honor the memory and legacy of the University’s first Orthodox Chaplain, Father John Turkevich, also remembered as a renowned Professor of Chemistry.    The service ended with a round of ManyYears!  for various constituencies, including a number of birthdays and Saints days of the week. The celebration ended with a specially catered Lenten reception.

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OCF Outreach Activity

Members of the OCF helped St. Nicholas by wrapping gifts for 30 Alaskan children

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Feast Day of the Archangel Michael and the Synaxis of the Archangels

November 8

On Sunday, November 8th, as we celebrated the Feast Day of the Archangel Michael and the Synaxis of the Archangels, our Chapel was adorned with iconography worthy of the largest Orthodox cathedrals. The faithful venerated the icon of the entire Synaxis of Archangels on the center Analoi, while the entire wall behind our altar featured eight individual Archangels, all “written” by members of the Prosopon School of Iconology, including our own Lydia Hull. In his sermon, Father Daniel briefly explained the various ranks of the Heavenly Host and the function of each of the Archangels.

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Holy Fire November 6, 2015

The annual Holy Fire which took place at the Hulls following Vespers gave Chapel members an opportunity to dispose of palms, pussy willows and paper icons. In addition participants enjoyed a light repast with interesting sharing of reminiscences!

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November 1

Archbishop Michael substitutes for Fr. Daniel who attends the elevation to Archdeacon of Joseph Carter PU* 81 and longtime attendee of Chapel with his family

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Members of the Chapel Family enjoy Sunday supper together

Blake and Melanie, Fr. Daniel PU'66, Emily, Alex PU grad student, Melissa (member of Chapel since birth!), Tim, Alexei PU grad student, Sarah PU' 07, Kevin PU '06, Tommy, Cindy PU'09, Doyin PU grad student
Blake and Melanie, Fr. Daniel PU'66, Emily, Alex PU grad student, Melissa (member of Chapel since birth!), Tim, Alexei PU grad student, Sarah PU' 07, Kevin PU '06, Tommy, Cindy PU'09, Doyin PU grad student
Blake and Melanie, Fr. Daniel PU'66, Emily, Alex PU grad student, Melissa (member of Chapel since birth!), Tim, Alexei PU grad student, Sarah PU' 07, Kevin PU '06, Tommy, Cindy PU'09, Doyin PU grad student
Sunday Supper with Fr. Daniel

Members of the OCF gathered together for Sunday Supper

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Churching - Ioana with newborn Sebastian

Churching - Ioana with newborn Sebastian - 09/20/15

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Elevation of the Cross - Workshop

Iconography workshop: The Cross - 09/12/15

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Weddings Summer 2015

Weddings Summer 2015 God grant them Many Years!!!

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Chapel Family 2014-2015

Chapel Family Picnic June 2015

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Pentecost 2015

Pentecost 2015 - 05/31/15

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Paskha 2015

Paskha 2015

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Iconographers within our midst

Iconographers within our midst

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Sunday of Orthodoxy - March 1, 2015

Sunday of Orthodoxy Procession - 03/01/15

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September 21 - 50th Anniversary Reception at Prospect House Princeton University

50th Anniversary Reception at Prospect House, Princeton Universty - 09/21/14

Transfiguration Chapel family enjoys a luncheon together following the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.

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Metropolitan Tikhon and Bishop Michael celebrate Divine Liturgy in Princeton's Transfiguration Chapel

OCF at PU celebrates 50 years - 09/21/14

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September 21 - Altar blessing

September 21 - Altar blessing - 09/21/14

His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon blesses new Altar crafted by one of the OCF founders, Michael Danchak PU '65.

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September 21 - PU Graduate student A. Teriba tonsured Reader

Theogenes Teriba Tonsured Reader - 09/21/14

Theogenes Teriba, Princeton University graduate student, was tonsured "Reader" by His Grace Michael in the presence of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon and the faithful of the Transfiguration Chapel.

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June 1, 2014 Congratulations offered to PU OCF 2014 graduates following Liturgy

George Touloumes, Fr. Daniel, Protodeacon Michael, Andreana Kenrick, Katherine Pogrebniak
George Touloumes, Fr. Daniel, Protodeacon Michael, Andreana Kenrick, Katherine Pogrebniak
George Touloumes, Fr. Daniel, Protodeacon Michael, Andreana Kenrick, Katherine Pogrebniak
Altar Server George Touloumes '14
Altar Server George Touloumes '14
Altar Server George Touloumes '14
Katherine Pogrebniak '14,  Valedictorian of Princeton's Class of 2014
Katherine Pogrebniak '14, Valedictorian of Princeton's Class of 2014
Katherine Pogrebniak '14, Valedictorian of Princeton's Class of 2014
Andreana Kenrick, Doctoral Recipient
Andreana Kenrick, Doctoral Recipient
Andreana Kenrick, Doctoral Recipient
June 1, 2014  Christening of Marina

Sponsors with Marina
Sponsors with Marina
Sponsors with Marina
May 25 2014 Sarah and Kevin celebrate 6th Wedding Anniversary

Princeton grads and devoted Chapel attendees join Fr. Dan and the Grahams following Divine Liturgy. (Doyin 'GS, Sarah '03, Kevin '00, Fr. Dan '66, Cindy '09, Alex '08, Cris '06, Christian '07)
Princeton grads and devoted Chapel attendees join Fr. Dan and the Grahams following Divine Liturgy. (Doyin 'GS, Sarah '03, Kevin '00, Fr. Dan '66, Cindy '09, Alex '08, Cris '06, Christian '07)
Princeton grads and devoted Chapel attendees join Fr. Dan and the Grahams following Divine Liturgy. (Doyin 'GS, Sarah '03, Kevin '00, Fr. Dan '66, Cindy '09, Alex '08, Cris '06, Christian '07)
May 11 2014 Christening of Tatiana Yanovksy

SIblings with Tatiana
SIblings with Tatiana
SIblings with Tatiana
Godparents
Godparents
Godparents
Newly illumined Tatiana
Newly illumined Tatiana
Newly illumined Tatiana
Inna and Ken '98 with the family
Inna and Ken '98 with the family
Inna and Ken '98 with the family
Easter at Transfiguration Chapel Princeton NJ

Easter Procession, Liturgy and Blessing of Food

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March 30 Fr. John Touloumes, father of George PU '14, participates in Divine Liturgy

Fr. Daniel, George '14, Fr. John Touloumes
Fr. Daniel, George '14, Fr. John Touloumes
Fr. Daniel, George '14, Fr. John Touloumes
Michael Kochis '15, Fr. Daniel '66, Deacon Michael, Fr. John, George Touloumes '14
Michael Kochis '15, Fr. Daniel '66, Deacon Michael, Fr. John, George Touloumes '14
Michael Kochis '15, Fr. Daniel '66, Deacon Michael, Fr. John, George Touloumes '14
Blessing of recently completed icon by Janine Nemitz

Blessing of Icon of Theotokos written by Lydia Hull

Sunday of Orthodoxy 2014

Sunday of Orthodoxy 2014 - Procession with icons

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On OCF Sunday (Sept. 15) Bishop Michael celebrated Divine Liturgy

Bishop Michael celebrates Divine Liturgy on OCF Sunday at University's Orthodox Chapel - 09/15/13

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April 28, 2013 Palm Sunday with Chrismations and Retirement

Palm Sunday celebrated along with Chrismations and Retirement - 04/28/13

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April 14, 2013 - Visitors from Prosopon School of Iconography

April 14, 2013 - Visitors from Prosopon School of Iconography

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Blessing of Icon (Archangel Gabriel)

Icon of Archangel Gabriel

On March 31 Father Daniel blessed the icon of Archangel Gabriel written by Janine Nemitz.  Janine along with Mary Wilson and Lydia Hull are devoted iconographers worshipping within our Chapel of the Transfiguration.

Sunday of Orthodoxy March 24, 2013

Sunday of Orthodoxy March 24, 2013 - 03/24/13

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Catherine Weissman's Chrismation February 17, 2013

Catherine, sponsor Matushka Leslie Sochka with Protodeacon Michael Sochka and Father Daniel Skvir
Catherine, sponsor Matushka Leslie Sochka with Protodeacon Michael Sochka and Father Daniel Skvir
Catherine, sponsor Matushka Leslie Sochka with Protodeacon Michael Sochka and Father Daniel Skvir
OCF Meeting - February 13, 2013 with Andrew Boyd, OCA Youth Director

November 18 - OCF Presidents together in church post - bonfire

Past and Present  Presidents of PU OCF following Liturgy: Andreana Kenrick Grad School, Stephanie Colello '13, George Touloumes '14, Virgina Pourakis '93, Fr. Daniel Skvir '65 in background ProtoDeacon Michael Sochka, our devoted Yalie
Past and Present Presidents of PU OCF following Liturgy: Andreana Kenrick Grad School, Stephanie Colello '13, George Touloumes '14, Virgina Pourakis '93, Fr. Daniel Skvir '65 in background ProtoDeacon Michael Sochka, our devoted Yalie
Past and Present Presidents of PU OCF following Liturgy: Andreana Kenrick Grad School, Stephanie Colello '13, George Touloumes '14, Virgina Pourakis '93, Fr. Daniel Skvir '65 in background ProtoDeacon Michael Sochka, our devoted Yalie
His Grace Bishop Michael celebrates National OCF Day September 16

His Grace presents the Fr. John Turkevich awards - 09/16/12

Princeton University's Chapel of the Transfiguration celebrated 48 years of continual service to Orthodox students, faculty and staff with a Hierarchical Liturgy.  Following the Liturgy, His Grace Bishop Michael as well as Subdeacon Andrew Boyd,  OCA Director of Youth Ministries, attended the Palmer House celebration.  Founders Fr. Daniel Skvir' 66, present PU Chaplain, and Michael Danchak '65 were joined by active OCF alumni Sara Graham '03, Christian Theriault '07, Cindy Michalak '09, Vanya Pouschine '78 and Fr. Gregory Winsky '71.  At the reception His Grace presented the Fr. John Turkevich Memorial Scholarship Awards to devoted and active Orthodox students.

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Sunday of the Cross: Deacon Carter returns

Sunday of the Cross: Deacon Joseph Carter, Princeton alumnus, serves Liturgy in the Chapel where he was ordained to the Diaconate 13 years ago.

Deacon Joseph Carter joined Fr. Daniel and Protodeacon Michael in serving Liturgy on the Sunday of the Cross.  Deacon Joseph and his family (Matushka Luba, Alexandra and Michael) were active members of the Chapel family for more than 25 years.  Now in Texas, they are indeed missed.

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Sunday of Orthodoxy 2012 - Worshippers and Iconographers Process

Sunday of Orthodoxy 2012 - Worshippers, Iconographers Process

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Monthly Vespers in Princeton University Chapel

Liturgy at the Chapel of Transfiguration

Sunday Morning Liturgy

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Blessing of Relic Icons

Blessing of Relic Icons

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The Chapel is beautified by the handiwork of some of its faithful

Iconographer Lydia Hull with husband, Brandon, and Fr. Dan
Iconographer Lydia Hull with husband, Brandon, and Fr. Dan
Iconographer Lydia Hull with husband, Brandon, and Fr. Dan
His Grace blesses icon written by Brandon Hull's wife, Lydia
His Grace blesses icon written by Brandon Hull's wife, Lydia
His Grace blesses icon written by Brandon Hull's wife, Lydia
Candlestand and censor stand made for Chapel by founding OCF member Michael Danchak, Princeton '65 with Fr. Dan, PU '66, also a founder of Princeton OCF
Candlestand and censor stand made for Chapel by founding OCF member Michael Danchak, Princeton '65 with Fr. Dan, PU '66, also a founder of Princeton OCF
Candlestand and censor stand made for Chapel by founding OCF member Michael Danchak, Princeton '65 with Fr. Dan, PU '66, also a founder of Princeton OCF
OCF visits Lydia's studio

Iconography with Lydia

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Sunday of Orthodoxy 2011 - Iconographers and Fellow worshipers process

Sunday of Orthodoxy - 03/13/11

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His Grace Bishop Michael celebrates Divine Liturgy - Oct. 3, 2010

His Grace Bishop Michael celebrates Divine Liturgy

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His Grace Bishop Michael serves Vespers and presents Florovsky lecture

Fr. Dan introducing His Grace
Fr. Dan introducing His Grace
Fr. Dan introducing His Grace
His Grace lectures in Princeton University Chapel
His Grace lectures in Princeton University Chapel
His Grace lectures in Princeton University Chapel
His Grace presents Fr. Turkevich awards to Princeton OCF students

His Grace presenting the Fr. Turkevich awards

University students, who for the past year, have shown exceptional service to the Orthodox Christian Fellowship were given special recognition following Divine Liturgy served by His Grace Michael.  Among those not pictured were:
Stephanie Colello and Andreana Kenrick for their university outreach drive (Covenant House) and their contributions as Sunday School teachers
Nicholas Marinides for his contributions to discussion sessions and chanting

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PU OCF on Retreat

Past Retreats

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Visiting Clergy - Chapel of the Transfiguration

Visiting Clergy - Chapel of Transfiguration

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PU OCF Celebrants through the years

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