MERRILLVILLE | Protection of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, 8600 Grand Blvd., is celebrating its 104th anniversary beginning Saturday at 4 p.m. with fellowship and appetizers in the church's Orthodox Center, followed by Great Vespers and a Panikhida in memory of church founders and benefactors at 6 p.m.
On Sunday, the Divine Liturgy will be served at 10 a.m. followed by the annual potluck luncheon and 50/50 raffle.
In addition to the anniversary, the congregation will be officially welcoming its new priest and his family.
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