Deacon Michael Bishop
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See you at the Russian Festival in October 2015!

See some photos from last year.


PO Box 422 * Baltimore MD 21203

God has blessed me with countless opportunities for personal growth and enjoyment of life. The purpose of this site is to share with you the many, many positive experiences which I have had over the years. I also have a few needs. I am also accepting donations through PayPal. Please see the bottom of the page.

Starting with July 2013 I will again start loading photographs to this site. However, they will not be full size. If you need a full size of a photo, please e-mail me. The archives will be in thumbnail only.

My prior web host stated that I was in violation of their policy. They claim that they have unlimited space now and when I hit 30 GB, that was a violation because I went over the limit of "unlimited space". They also complained that I had photos back to 2005 on the site. In June 2013 I was going through photos from 2005 and enjoying them. I checked with another company and they said "If we say unlimited, that is exactly what we mean."  In late August 2014 we were looking at and enjoying pictures taken in 1984.  In February 2015 at church we found a picture taken around 1943.

Christ is Risen!  Христос Воскресе!

My brothers and sisters do a fantastic job in presenting for you our annual Russian Festival.  We spend several weeks preparing for it and then we spend hours giving you a great time.  Come join us!

I have been overwhelmed by the number of messages of concern due to the riots in Baltimore.

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LTC Melvin Russell
Police Chaplaincy Graduation
Tuesday 26 May 2015

35 Photos

Another wonderful child of mine
Farewell, Terry and Family -
Memorial Day

Monday 25 May 2015

96 Photos

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
 Washington Hill area
Sunday 24 May 2015

7 Photos

There is beauty even away from the really nice areas.
 Inner Harbor and East Baltimore
Saturday 23 May 2015

64 Photos

Dundalk MD
Dundalk area
Thursday 21 May 2015

21 Photos

MTA is looking for help for the Kirk Division Modernization Project
 MTA CAC and CommunityMeetings
Tuesday 19 May 2015

18 Photos

Is this what cute looks like?
 Rose Street Birthday Party
Saturday 16 May 2015

194 Photos

Good concrete job
 Rose Street
Wednesday 13 May 2015

15 Photos

Rehabilitation of houses in East Baltimore.
 Rehab on Patterson Park Ave
Tuesday 12 May 2015

8 Photos

Our speaker Jim Nabors
 Positive Coping Tools Seminary and Scenery
Monday 11 May 2015

43 Photos

More needed open space in Baltimore.
East Baltimore Scenery
Sunday 10 May 2015

25 Photos

Joan Burns makes a point where another discussion is in progress in the background.
 Washington Hill Meeting
Saturday 9 May 2015

17 Photos

Rev. Phillip C. Huber of VOAC
Thursday 7 May 2015

27 Photos

Broadway Market
 Fells Point
Tuesday 5 May 2015

26 Photos

Can you believe that this is almost downtown Baltimore?
Patterson Park Area
Sunday 3 May 2015

213 Photos

This vehicle was totally destroyed in the riots.
More Riot Photos
Thursday 30 April 2015

34 Photos

Students from Morgan State University came to help clean up the area.
 After the riots in Baltimore
Tuesday 28 April 2015

114 Photos

Statue of Jesus Christ at Johns Hopkins Medical Center
Johns Hopkins Medical Center
Tuesday 28 April 2015


March for Marriage
March for Marriage
Saturday 25 April 2015

148 Photos

Clergy at St. George's Patronal Feast
Washington Orthodox Clergy Association Meeting
Thursday 23 April 2015
30 Photos

New system map being display
Tuesday 21 April 2015

4 Photos

Procession after Liturgy
 St. Thomas Sunday
Sunday 19 April 2015

213 Photos

Wolfe Street
 Washington Hill
Friday 17 April 2015

15 Photos

Cherry Blossom
 Washington DC
Thursday 16 April 2015


John explains the task at hand and Cameron holds the chart for him.
 Opportunity Collaborative Local Summit
Wednesday 15 April 2015

35 Photos

Madison East End meeting
 Madison East End meeting
Tuesday 14 April 2015

5 Photos

The historic pagoda at Patterson Park is in the background.
Patterson Park and vicinity
Monday 13 April 2015

139 Photos

Art is our auctioneer.
Bright Monday
Monday 13 April 2015

  44 Photos

Pascha picnic
Pascha Picnic
Sunday 12 April 2015

126 Photos

"And that we may be made worthy to listen to the Holy Gospel...."
Sunday 12 April 2015

192 Photos

Deacon Michael proclaims the Gospel from the tomb.
Holy Saturday
Saturday 11 April 2015

144 Photos

Adele lights her candle from mine.
 Holy Friday
Friday 10 April 2015

165 Photos

Lake at Patterson Park with St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church in background.
 East Baltimore
Monday 6 April 2015

213 Photos

Palm Sunday procession
 Palm Sunday
Sunday 5 April 2015

54 Photos

Our altar boys did a fantastic job of cleaning.
Lazarus Saturday
Saturday 4 April 2015

78 Photos

The men are working on the sidewalk next to our future park.
East Baltimore
Thursday 2 April 2015

13 Photos

Discussion group after Presanctified Liturgy
 Holy Trinity
Wednesday 1 April 2015

  11  Photos

Bishop JOHN signs his portrait.
 Bishop's Council
Tuesday 31 March 2015

16 Photos

Blessing of new vestments.
Holy Trinity
Sunday 29 March 2015

19 Photos

Hands raised in joining the Blessing of the Badges
 Blessing of the Badges
Wednesday 25 March 2015

54 Photos

Michael Maryon finishes loading up his truck with donations for the Detention Center.
 Prison Ministry
Wednesday 25 March 2015

4 Photos

Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts
Police Chaplaincy Academy
Tuesday 24 March 2015


Eka and Lil look over a piece of work.
Hall and Prosphora
Monday 23 March 2015

15 Photos

Pictures like this always warm my heart.
Baptism Reception
Sunday 22 March 2015

44 Photos

James Page of Johns Hospkins Medical Center discusses diversity.
Police Chaplaincy Academy
Tuesday 17 March 2015


We have a wealth of talents, despite our small size.
Holy Trinity Hall
Sunday 15 March 2015

35 Photos

Molebin during Retreat
 Annual Retreat
Saturday 14 March 2015


92-year old Ms. Evelyn cleans up some of the trash in the alley.
Friday 13 March 2015


Rev. Dr. Maceo Tillman
Thursday 12 March 2015

9 Photos

Councilman Bernard "Jack" Young spoke at the Police Chaplaincy Academy.
Police Chaplaincy Academy
Tuesday 10 March 2015

15 Photos

Passion Vespers Service
 First Passion Vespers
Sunday 8 March 2015

18 Photos

Fire scene
Sunday 8 March 2015

9 Photos

St. Wenceslaus Church is in the background.
Thursday 5 March 2015


Ms. Oliver of BCDC and Michael Maryon of St. Silas Prison Ministry
Delivery of clothes to Baltimore City Detention Center
Wednesday 4 March 2015

9 Photos

Deputy Commissioner Kevin Davis
Police Chaplaincy Academy
Tuesday 3 March 2015

12 Photos

Is this really downtown Baltimore? Yes.
Monday 2 March 2015


Alexandra Rebecca
 Baptism Reception
Sunday 1 March 2015

10 Photos

Last organization meeting before the Academy
Police Chaplaincy
Thursday 26 February 2015

15 Photos

Outside our chapel
Sunday 23 February 2015

18 Photos

Our fantastic dance group.
 Holy Trinity 96th Anniversary Dinner
Sunday 15 February 2015

141 Photos

Thank you, Living Classroom.
 Rose Street
Thursday 12 February 2015

22 Photos

LTC Melvin Russell presents the chaplaincy program to us.
Police Chaplaincy Academy
Thursday 12 February 2015

11 Photos

Vadim holds a photo dating back to 1943.
 Holy Trinity Church Hall
Sunday 8 February 2015

13 Photos

Anna and Dmitri confer on the answer to the question as Deborah monitors.
2015 Bible Bowl
Saturday 7 February 2015

163 Photos

IMA and police chaplain Rev. Maceo Tillman, IMA president Alvin Gwynn, and Police City Police Department LTC Melvin Russell confer.
Thursday 5 February 2015

22 Photos

A gas line is being replaced here.
 Rose Street Progress
Wednesday 4 February 2015

20 Photos

Our starting line-up--you can't beat it!
 Ronald McDonald's House
Wednesday 28 January 2015

327 Photos

March for Life
 March for Life
Thursday 22 January 2015

200 Photos

Organizational meeting to revamp the chaplaincy program
 Police Chaplaincy meeting
Tuesday 20 January 2015

13 Photos

Maddie and Julia are going through some steps.
 Dance Practice
Monday 19 January 2015

36 Photos

What is this Pan-Hellenic group?
 MLK Parade
Monday 19 January 2015

127 Photos

Great Blessing of Water
 Theophany Eve
Sunday 18 January 2015

64 Photos

Fr. John makes a point.
 Prosphora Baking Workshop
Saturday 17 January 2015

244 Photos

Some of our children gathered around the Russian version of Santa Claus.
HTOC Yolka
Sunday 11 January 2015
220 Photos

Some of the guests at the Christmas party are having a wonderful discussion.
 Christmas Party
Saturday 10 January 2015


Albert reads the Six Psalms during the Vigil on Tuesday evening.
Thursday 07 January 2015

57 Photos

Because of the weather traffic was so bad that we had six MTA buses within two blocks.
Tuesday 06 January 2015

26 Photos

Holy Trinity Church at night
Washington Hills Night
Saturday 03 January 2015

8 Photos

This is not a small town out west, but in the heart of Baltimore City.
New Year
Thursday 01 January 2015

22 Photos

The City needs to get this cleaned up and soon.
Back Yard
Wednesday 31 December 2014

9 Photos

We had a great time at the Washington Hill Christmas Party.
 Washington Hill Christmas Party
Tuesday 30 December 2014

114 Photos

These houses are next to go.
East Baltimore Progress - Eager Street
Monday 29 December 2014

86 Photos 

This is the middle of Baltimore City.
Construction - Eager Street
Saturday 27 December 2014

35 Photos

It's good to see a father spending quality time with his son!!!
 Christmas Dinner
Thursday 25 December 2014

111 Photos

Michael Maryon packs truck.
 BCDC Delivery
Monday 22 December 2014

5 Photos

Natalie, Andrei, and Mikhail work on Christmas tree.
 Holy Trinity Christmas Tree
Sunday 21 December 2014

51 Photos

  BCDC Christmas Party
Saturday 20 December 2014

Victoria Smith shows us a car made by a child in Africa.
 Tuttie's Place
Friday 19 December 2014

51 Photos

We were still packing this van when this photo was taken.
 Toys and Clothing Collection for Baltimore City Detention Center
Thursday 18 December 2014

10 Photos

Bishop Michael Dermott
 Police Clarion Call Summit
Tuesday 16 December 2014

61 Photos

Fr. John preparing to start the Annual Meeting
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday 14 December 2014
23 Photos

Volunteers at the STAR's Christmas Party
 STAR Christmas Party
Wednesday 10 December 2014

485 Photos

The program started with respect to the flag of the United States.
 Veterans Job Fair
Monday 8 December 2014

36 Photos

Dr, Pat with granddaughter
 St Nicholas Day Program
Holy Cross Church

Saturday 6 December 2014

200 Photos

I took this shot of "St. Nick" as I was rushing out the door to catch my train.
St Nicholas Day
St Nicholas Cathedral

Saturday 6 December 2014

7 Photos

Jennifer Belgarde of Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
Thursday 4 December 2014

7 Photos

Chapel of the Holy Wisdom
Great Vespers
Saturday 29 November 2014

9 Photos

Aaron is learning to play the horn.
Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday 27 November 2014

51 Photos

Seven houses to the left have already been torn down, brick by brick.
East Baltimore
Monday 24 November 2014

30 Photos

Our children dance group
Holy Trinity Thanksgiving Dinner
Sunday 23 November 2014

200 Photos

A police captain, helping with the distribution of the food, assists a woman with her bag.
Thanksgiving Food Harvest
Saturday 22 November 2014

13 Photos

Brian Katulis
 St Andrew Freedom Forum
Wednesday 20 November 2014


The crowd at the Food Drop
Food Drop
Tuesday 18 November 2014

30 Photos

Ms. Kay gives her report.
Festival Wrap-Up Meeting
Sunday 16 November 2014

18 Photos

Bishop JOHN presents an award to
Fr. Roman
Bishop's Council Meeting
Friday 14 November 2014

29 Photos

Madison Street in East Baltimore
 Walking home from church
Tuesday 11 November 2014

12 Photos

This is the back of the Oliver Senior Citizen Center.
Oliver Center etc
Monday 10 November 2014

16 Photos

One goes to a festival for the wonderful food.
Greek Festival
Saturday 8 November 2014

94 Photos

There is always plenty of dancing at festivals, as there should be.
 Greek Festival
Friday 7 November 2014

73 Photos

State Attorney Elect Marily Mosby
Thursday 6 November 2014


Wedding party
 Jennie & Theaux' Wedding
Sunday 2 November 2014

124 Photos

Margaret helps Hanna fish for apple.
 Fall Fun Day
Saturday 1 November 2014

316 Photos

Kennedy Krieger's school is located across the street from the church.
Holy Trinity Temple and area
Monday 27 October 2014

17 Photos

Divine Liturgy of St. James
 St. James Feast
Thursday 23 October 2014

91 Photos

The women and girls in their ethnic costumes were gorgeous!
 Russian Festival
Sunday 19 October 2014

288 Photos

The Lymans Ukrainian Dancers were as fantastic as usually.
 Russian Festival
Saturday 18 October 2014

324 Photos

Opening Procession
 Russian Festival
Natalie's Photos

Friday 17 October 2014

90 Photos

Our new dance group.
 Russian Festival
My Photos

Friday 17 October 2014

375 Photos

Watch video
Russian Festival
Children Dance Group

Friday 17 October 2014

1 video

Julia helps with displays.
Russian Festival Preparation
Monday 12 October thru
Thursday 16 October 2014

154 Photos


I had a fantastic lunch.
 Russian Festival
St. Nicholas Cathedral

Sunday 11 October 2014

350 Photos

Jon Katov is a very dynamic and interesting speaker.
Open Tables
Tuesday 7 October 2014

53 Photos

I still do not know what is being built on this site.
Monday 6 October 2014

30 Photos

Sophia is happily playing with Uncle's glasses.
 Sophia's Baptism
Sunday 5 October 2014

240 Photos

The work has already started, thank God.
Forever Together
Friday 3 October 2014

16 Photos

Addie Johnson and Tony Wilson of Woopdbourne Center
Thursday 2 October 2014

20 Photos

Fr. John blesses chalice set.
 Blessing of Chalice Set
Sunday 28 September 2014

23 Photos

Matushka Maria assists Fr. Valery during funeral.
 Andrei Gerich's Funeral
Thursday 25 September 2014

23 Photos

Church Tour
9/11 Unity Walk
Sunday 21 September 2014

 51 Photos

Art is doing what he is supposed to be doing, enjoying crabs.
 Crab Fest
Friday 19 September 2014

17 Photos

Navy Seal
 Navy Seals
Sunday 14 September 2014

17 Photos

Blue Angels in formation
 Blue Angels
Sunday 14 September 2014

346 Photos

"The grace divine which heals that which is infirmed...
 Holy Cross Festal Liturgy
Sunday 14 September 2014

119 Photos

Clergy at Vigil
Holy Cross Vigil
Saturday 13 September 2014

107 Photos

Bowman's Restaurant
 Leda's Funeral
Saturday 13 September 2014

9 Photos

Garden in honor of Matushka Tatiana
 Dominic's Funeral
Friday 12 September 2014


Photo is taken outside my house.
Blue Angels
Friday 12 September 2014

81 Photos

Blue Angels in formation
 Blue Angels
Thursday 11 September 2014

56 Photos

The "Altar crew" at Martin's Tavern
 Nativity of the Theotokos feast
Monday 8 September 2014

 16 Photos

The "Council of Presbyters" around the Bishop
 St. Mary Vespers
Sunday 7 September 2014

127 Photos

A priestly fatherly love
 Prayer for Peace
Sunday 31 August 2014

34 Photos

Daria and George are receiving congratulations from Fr. John.
Congratulations George & Daria
Sunday 31 August 2014

9 Photos

Michael and Tatiana
30th Anniversary Dinner
Saturday 30 August 2014

84 Photos

With PhotoShop or gimp this can be a fantastic picture.
 Photos by Masha
Sunday 24 August 2014

6 Photos

Fr. John chats with some of us attending the Crab Fest.
Holy Trinity Crab Fest
Friday 22 August 2014

21 Photos 

Scene on the way home
 Holy Trinity Spas Picnic Travel Photos
Sunday 17 August 2014

15 Photos

Deacon Michael doing the censing before Liturgy.
 Holy Trinity Spas Picnic
Sunday 17 August 2014

98 Photos

Vera was smart.  She just went around in her bare feet.
Vladimir's Funeral
Tuesday 12 August 2014
16 Photos

The children are having a good time.
 Family Annual BBQ
Sunday 10 August 2014

103 Photos

Glen and Nina receive award.
 Congratulations Glen and Nina
Sunday 3 August 2014

34 Photos

Happy Birthday, Drew
Happy Birthday, Drew
Sunday 27 July 2014

54 Photos

Crab Fest
 Holy Trinity Crab Fest
Friday 25 July 2014
21 Photos

"I was glad when they said to me, 'Let us go to the house of the Lord.'"
Holy Cross Open House
Sunday 20 July 2014

64 Photos

Ms. Mary Johnson receives well deserved Gromata.
 Congratulations - Mary Johnson
Sunday 20 July 2014

7 Photos

My 69th birthday

Shuler School of Fine Arts
Saturday 19 July 2014

107 Photos

Dominic and Julia receive Gromatas.
Holy Trinity Church Hall - Awards
Sunday 13 July 2014

25 Photos
Our 95th anniversary celebration

Archbishop JUSTINIAN presents award to Michael and Olga Chanat for over 60 years of marriage.
 Saints Peter and Paul Feast
Saturday 12 July 2014

1281 Photos

Deacon Michael censes during the Vigil Service.
 Saints Peter and Paul Vigil
Friday 11 July 2014

191 Photos

Maybe a new choir
 Holy Trinity Church
Sunday 29 June 2014
24 Photos

Panel Discussion
  Orientale Lumen
Thursday 26 June 2014

54 Photos

Metropolitan KALLISTOS
  Orientale Lumen
Wednesday 25 June 2014

  111 Photos

In September Metropolitan KALLISTOS will be 81.
  Orientale Lumen
Tuesday 24 June 2014

282 Photos

We had some fantastic entertainment during the social hour on Monday.
 Orientale Lumen
Monday 23 June 2014

90 Photos

Fr. Constantine's Birthday
Thursday 19 June 2014

123 Photos

"Thine own of Thine own we offer unto Thee..."
Fathers' Day 2014
Sunday 15 June 2014

372 Photos

Notice the side of the building.
Milton Avenue
Friday 13 June 2014

3 Photos

Pentecost Sunday Liturgy
Pentecost 2014
Sunday 8 June 2014

85 Photos


"I'm here because it's home"
East Baltimore Progress
Wednesday 4 June 2014
60 Photos

Where the bishop is, there is the Church.
Visit of BishopTHOMAS
Tuesday 3 June 2014

8 Photos

"Forever together!" is a slogan for East Baltimore.
East Baltimore
Monday 2 June 2014

67 Photos


Final Pascha Gospel proclaimation
Holy Trinity Graduation
Sunday 25 May 2014

227 Photos

Penny is irresistable!
Kleopatra's Wedding
Saturday 24 May 2014

384 Photos

Fr. John introduces Fr. Joachim.
Archimandrite Joachim
Saturday 10 May 2014

95 Photos

Fr. Joachim makes a point.
Archimandrite Joachim
Friday 9 May 2014
50 Photos

Seniors Interview
Life Back Then...
Sunday 4 May 2014

Blessing of icons done by the children of the parish
Blessing of Icons
Sunday 4 May 2014

The Altar at Holy Trinity
Saturday 3 May 2014

Metropolitan SILOUAN, Father Theodoros, and Bishop NICHOLAS
Metropolitan SILOUAN
Saturday 3 May 2014


Blessing of graves
St. Thomas Sunday at Cathedral Gardens
Sunday 27 April 2014
updataed Sunday 4 May 2014

Fr. Gregory Winsky and Fr. John Vass look over bylaws
Diocesan Convocation
Friday 25 April 2014
Undated Sunday 4 May 2014

Deacons with Archbishop JUSTINIAN
Diocesan Convocation
Saturday 26 April 2014
Updated Sunday 4 May 2014

We had 14 priests and one deacon serving together.
Feast of St. George
Wednesday 23 April 2014

Candle stand after Liturgy
Bright Monday Flower Auction
Monday 21 April 2014

Pascha Agape Vespers

Pascha Picnic
Sunday 20 April 2014

Traditional Easter Basket
Pascha Midnight Service
Sunday 20 April 2014

Tomb of Christ
Holy Friday
Friday 18 April 2014

Archbishop JUSTINIAN sets the diocese's website in motion
Bishop's Council Meeting
Tuesday 8 April 2014

St. Michael Cathedral, Philadelphia PA
St. Michael Cathedral
Tuesday 8 April 2014

Seniors interviewees and children interviewers
Holy Trinity Seniors Interview
Sunday 4 April 2014



"Big Sister"
Anthony Bakie Baptism
Sunday 30 March 2014

I could not resist this photo.
Passion Vespers
Sunday 23 March 2014

Archbishop DEMETRIOS
Annual Retreat
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation

Saturday 15 March 2014

John points to the Holy Apostles people present in support of the grant
Holy Apostles
Grant Hearing

Thursday 13 March 2014


Clergy, servers, and children after the Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers
Sunday of Orthodoxy
Sunday 9 March 2014


PTO meeting with the children as we prepare for the Seniors' Interviews
PTO Meeting
Sunday 2 March 2014


"Who is so great a God as our God?
Thou art the God Who doest wonders!"
and this scenery proves it.
Traveling to and from Olga's funeral
25 February 2014


Heaven on earth
Washington Clergy Association Meeting
Tuesday 18 February 2014

What a performance!!!
Golden Gates
Sunday 16 February 2014

Bible Bowl competition
Bible Bowl
Saturday 8 February 2014


Happy Birthday, Your Eminence.
Многа лета!.
Bishop's Council Meeting
28 January 2014

Julie sits on Santa's lap and is surrounded by the children.
Sunday 12 January 2014





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