Normally, we do not celebrate birthdays in these pages.   But this was a special month!

On Sunday, March 10th, both Father Constantine and our dear Olga celebrated their birthdays.  Olga suprised Father with her delicious Napoleon pastry and a huge bouquet of red roses.   We all joined in to wish them 'Many Years' and Happy Birthday.

On Sunday, March 17th, our dear Nayda celebrated her 93rd birthday!   Wow!   Nayda is a life-long communicant at St. John, having been baptized here as a baby, and worked hard through our community's lean years.   She continues to drive herself to church for just about all our services, sings in the choir, and is one of the first and last people, working in the kitchen each week.   We wished her 'Many Years' in both English and Russian (and that brought a tear to her eye.)   Many Years to the Matriarch of St. John the Divine!

And, on Sunday, March 24th, it was Panayiotis' birthday!

Father and Olga on their birthday
Father and 'the woman behind the man'
Father and Panyiotis