Repella Awards Presented - 09/23/12

On Sunday, September 23, 2012, 5 parishioners were recognized for their hard work and dedication to the St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville. The Repella Award is named in honor of Father Anthony Repella, a tireless rector who served the parish as it's spiritual father for close to 40 years. Recipients are nominated and voted for. This year, 3 people and 1 couple were honored: Chris Adamski, Michael Lukatchik, Shirley Gingo, and the husband and wife team of Doris and Bill Amos. 
Many Years!
Fr. Martin Browne reads the citations for the Repella Award winners as His Eminence, Archbishop TIKHON listens on.
Chris Adamski is presented with her Repella Award by His Eminence, Archbishop TIKHON.
Doris and Bill Amos share a laugh with His Eminence, Archbishop TIKHON after receiving their Repella Award.
Michael Lukatchik receives the Blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop TIKHON, after receiving his Repella Award.
Shirley Gingo receives her Repella Award from His Eminence, Archbishop TIKHON.
Repella Award Winners, 2012: Front Row, left to right: Michael Lukatchik, Bill Amos, Doris Amos, Shirley Gingo, and Chris Adamski. Back row: His Eminence, Archbishop Tikhon and Fr. Martin Browne.
A portrait of Fr. Anthony Repella at work.