Note: This post was published on August 20, 2018.
Our recognition and applause goes to a very special couple who appropriately have a “note” worthy reason to celebrate: We congratulate the cantor of our two Byzantine Catholic churches, Mr. Paul Dzurisin and his wife Dorothy on the occasion of their 60th Wedding Anniversary.
Paul is cantor at both of our parishes: St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston and St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Swoyersville, Pennsylvania. And this is no easy task because it requires more than a little stamina for just about any person attempting this, to cover two parishes several miles apart on a busy schedule. His ability to accomplish this is impressive, as much as his dedication, talent, and knowledge are valued by everyone.
Of course, he would be quick to point out this is only possible through the support and assistance of his wife Dorothy who has been by his side through the years, patiently understanding how she is as much a part of the ministry in the shared sacrifices of time it requires.
It is a testament to Paul and Dorothy’s love of God expressed in the holy vocation of marriage that each has lived this Sacrament, that of family and home as domestic church. But in their case, there are no boundaries with any of the churches they are a part of ! It is obvious that Paul loves what he does and Dorothy the same. You can catch Paul with an ever-ready smile and a wave to parishioners after liturgies, and Dorothy is hardly a stranger to sharing a wonderful laugh and joyful greeting too! We wish them and their families the very best in all the ways they bring joy to others.
Congratulations to Paul and Dorothy, to their children, grandchildren, and yes, great-grandchildren in recognition of steadfast faith, honor in marriage, and service to the Glory of our Lord.
God Grant Them Many Years!
God Grant Them Many Blessed, Healthy, and Happy Years!
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