Maslenitsa in Stanitsa Nikolskaya Chester, Pennsylvania

On February 22, 2015, the Cossacks of the Stanitsa and guests from neighboring Stanitsas gathered together to for divine liturgy in the Cossack Saint Nicholas Church. Following the divine liturgy, everyone participated in Forgiveness, as the last Sunday before lent is called Forgiveness Sunday. Following the prayers, the Cossacks and parishioners gathered together in the Church hall for Maslenitsa celebration! The Celebration was attended by the Vice Ataman of the Cossack Congress in America for the territory of the United States of America Alexey Bocharnikov, who thanked all for coming and participating in the events of the Stanitsa.