Men's Choir Sings Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Church in Cohoes, NY

4 December 2011 • Off-campus Event

His Grace Bishop Michael (center) along with Fr. Terenti Wasielewski (left), rector of St. Nicholas Church, Fr. Alvian Smirensky (right), Dn. Michael Burdikoff (far right), parish altar servers, and the Men's Choir. (photo: Dn. Greg Hatrak)His Grace Bishop Michael (center) along with Fr. Terenti Wasielewski (left), rector of St. Nicholas Church, Fr. Alvian Smirensky (right), Dn. Michael Burdikoff (far right), parish altar servers, and the Men's Choir. (photo: Dn. Greg Hatrak)Our seminary Men's Choir sang at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Cohoes, New York, the weekend of December 4–5, in honor of the parish's feast day. The choir sang both Great Vespers and the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, at which His Grace The Rt. Rev. Michael (Dahulich), bishop of New York City and the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, presided.

HDn. Fr. Herman (Majkrzak), the seminary Chapel Music Director, said of the visit, "The parish warmly welcomed us and was extremely appreciative of our music."

Three St. Vladimir's alumni, Fr. Terenti Wasielewski, rector of St. Nicholas Church; Fr. Alvian Smirensky, who is attached to the monastery of the Monks of New Skete; and Dn. Michael Burdikoff, who serves at Christ the Saviour Church, Ballston Lake, New York, served at the Divine Liturgy.

The Men's Choir will be traveling again during the season of Great Lent: Sunday morning, March 11, 2012 at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Allison Park, Pennsylvania; and Vespers that same evening at Holy Trinity Church, State College, Pennsylvania.