Mitred Archimandrite Januarius Izzo, OFM, Administrator of Our Lady of Grace Byzantine (Italo-Greek-Albanian) Society, and a retired priest of the Byzantine Metropolia, will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of his Ordination to the Holy Priesthood at a Divine Liturgy to be served on Saturday 16 June 2012 at 3:45pm in the Chapel of Marian Manor Nursing Home in South Boston, MA.
Father Jan, who turned 78 years old last month, has been a resident at Marian Manor since about this time in 2009, after a fall in which he suffered a fractured leg.
Please remember Father Jan in your prayers on this most special occasion.
May God grant many more years to His faithful servant, the Archimandrite Januarius, and rain blessings on him for his long life of priestly service to the Italo-Greico-Albanian and Ruthenian communities in the United States.
"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."