Deacon Michael Bishop
Personal page of Deacon Michael Bishop.
Everything on this site is my own personal position. For more information about me personally, go to my alternate website.
See you at the Russian Festival 18-20 October 2019!



PO Box 944, Baltimore MD  21203

God has blessed me with countless opportunities for personal growth and enjoyment of life. The purpose of this site is to share with you the many, many positive experiences which I have had over the years. I also have a few needs. I am also accepting donations through PayPal. Please see the bottom of the page.

Starting with July 2013 I will again start loading photographs to this site. However, they will not be full size. If you need a full size of a photo, please e-mail me. .

Uploading pages has been a very slow process in the past.  In October 2017 I switched from Verizon to Comcast and there was a drastic difference in speed. Instead of Dreamweaver, I use BlueGriffon.  This is like using OpenOffice instead of Micro$oft Word. 

For the record, I am also a community chaplain through the Baltimore Police Department.  This is a voluntary position but it is really very rewarding.  Baltimore has some fantastic police officers.  We always hear about the bad ones, but we never see the good ones.

I'm proud to be an American.  I am not an African-American, hyphenated American, nor partial American.  I am at least fourth generation.  I have many friends whose parents came from other countries, but my friends call themselves American.  So why shouldn't I?

The Betsy Ross is in no way a reminder of slavery.  It should be a reminder of our humble beginnings.

If you see any errors, please bring them to my attention.

You can now sign my guest book.



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We're on the way home.
It is also a great joy to hold young life in my arms.

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In 1984 Don Mauney, Capt, DCARNG, asked me to take some photographs of his receiving an award from First Lady Barbara Bush and then he took this photograph of us. May her memory be eternal! 
Tuesday 17 April 2018

Owings Mills
Wednesday 4 September 2019

Pilgrimage Boat
Tuesday 3 September 2019

B&O Museum
Monday 2 September 2019 (Labor Day)

I was told to be in the photo, so I did.
Pilgrimage boat presentation
Sunday 1 September 2019

36 Photos

We as a church donated 44 back packs for the children.
Back Packs for Detainees' Children
Friday 30 August 2019

17 Photos

City Council President Brendon Scott
Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday 27 August 2019

14 Photos

People of all ages were dancing.
Block Party
Saturday 24 August 2019

174 Photos

Wellness Fair
Southeastern District Ride-along
Thursday 22 August 2019

5 Photos

Some of my neighbors take great pride in their homes.
East Baltimore
Monday 19 August 2019

6 Photos

Julie blows out the birthday candles as Vera looks on.
Holy Trinity Church August picnic
Sunday 18 August 2019

75 Photos

The food at the National Nite Out was good, of course.
National Nite Out
Friday 9 August 2019

26 Photos

One of the cuties who had her face painted
Day Of Hope
Saturday 27 July 2019


Our new temple
Holy Trinity Church
Tuesday 23 and Friday 26 July 2019

23 Photos

This scene is down the street and around the corner from where I live.
Madison Eastend and Southeastern District ride-along
Thursday 25 July 2019

23 Photos

This sofa suddenly showed up and it was quickly removed.
Power Outage
Monday 22 July 2019

30 Photos

Censing during the Liturgy
Three Liturgies in Four Days
Sunday 21 July 2019

7 Photos

I wish that I could had taken more pictures of this couple.
Saturday 20 July 2019

81 Photos

Αχιος! Αχιος! Αχιος!
Fr. Timothy's Ordination to the Priesthood
Friday 19 July 2019

71 Photos

Fr. George and Dcn. Igor
St. Nicholas Cathedral
Thursday 18 July 2019

22 Photos

I love what has been done across the street from where I used to work.
Downtown Baltimore and Golden Ring Mall
Tuesday 16 July 2019

25 Photos

This picture expresses the relationship that we have for each other in our parish family.
June 2019 Picnic
Sunday 14 July 2019

26 Photos

Food at Rosario's is always great and the service is more than fantastic!
Saturday 13 July 2019

28 Photos

This is a view outside the cathedral.
Feast of Saints Peter and Paul - old calendar
Friday 12 July 2019

20 Photos

This is a yard between rows of public housing on the way to the food drop.
Food Drop
Tuesday 9 July 2019

16 Photos

After Katherine told me that she loved the pictures of the park, I had to post them on my website.
East Baltimore
Thursday - Friday 4 -5 July 2019

13 Photos

We were cativated by Fr. John's presentation.
Holy Land Presentation
Sunday 30 June 2019

10 Photos

Will the real Deacon Michael please stand up!
Mid-Atlantic Deanery
Saturday 22 June 2019

84 Photos

Ms. Sarah, president of the Milton-Montford association
Milton-Montford community meeting
Wednesday 19 June 2019

19 Photos

A view of our floor
Holy Trinity Church
11 &16 June 2019

20 Photos

City Councilwoman Shannon Sneed chaired the meeting.
Town Hall meeting
Thursday 13 June 2019

22 Photos

Happy Birthday, Fr. John.
Cathedral Gardens Picnic
Sunday 9 June 2019

34 Photos

When I visit a church festival, I try to spend some time in prayer in the church itself.
Greek Festival
Thursday 6 June 2019

23 Photos

Celebrant and deacons
Ascension Thursday
Thursday 6 June 2019

12 Photos

This park is next to a new senior citizen building where Johns Hopkins Bayview chaplaincy has meetings frequently.
East Baltimore
Monday & Thursday 3 & 6 June 2019

28 Photos

Today we are eating American food.
HTOC Picnic
Sunday 2 June 2019

24 Photos

St. Matthew is a very beautiful church with a wonderful congregation
St Matthew Orthodox Church
Sunday 2 June 2019

19 Photos

Delegate Robyn Lewis
Transit Community Town Hall Meeting
Thursday 30 May 2019

16 Photos

Grant rest eternal, O Lord, to the souls of Thy servants Tekla, George, and Daria, and make their memory to be eternal."
Cathedral Gardens
Sunday 26 May 2019

79 Photos

Positive kids
Safe Streets
Saturday 25 May 2019

112 Photos

MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn
Transit Choices
Thursday 23 May 2019

11 Photos
Revised 2 July 2019

Great Entrance
St. Nicholas Cathedral - Mid-Pentecost
Wednesday 22 May 2019

24 Photos

Ss Constantine and Helen
Washington Orthodox Clergy Association
Tuesday 21 May 2019

57 Photos

This is a small, beautiful park in East Baltimore.
Southeastern District Ride-along
Thursday 16 May 2019

15 Photos
Revised 2 July 2019

The group is examining options.
Parish Council Meeting
Tuesday 14 May 2019

38 Photos

"Thine own of Thine own, we offer unto Thee for all, and on behalf of all!"
St Nicholas Cathedral
Tuesday 7 May 2019

10 Photos

State Delegate Luke Cuppinger
Southeastern District Community Relations Council meeting
Monday 6 May 2019

10 Photos
Revised 2 July 2019

These deviled eggs were angelic!
St Thomas Sunday
Sunday 5 May 2019

63 Photos

Most of the clergy at our Centennial
Holy Trinity Centennial
Saturday 4 May 2019

127 Photos

Midnight Paschal procession
Sunday 28 April 2019

152 Photos

Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy
Holy Saturday
Saturday 27 April 2019

42 Photos

Holy Friday service
Holy Friday
Friday 26 April 2019

38 Photos

Honor guard for Chief Melvin Russell
COL Melvin Russell's Retirement
Thursday 25 April 2019

130 Photos
Revised 2 July 2019

The ladies are making the palms for the Vigil service.
Lazarus Saturday
Saturday 20 April 2019

18 Photos

There is beauty all over Baltimore.
Thursday 18 April & Friday 19 April 2019

14 Photos

We clergy enjoyed a wonderful meal together.
Washington Orthodox Clergy Association
Tuesday 16 April 2019

53 Photos

The "High Place"
Holy Trinity restored
Sunday 14 April 2019

10 Photos

The Amazon warehouses were on our beat this day.
Southeastern District Ride-along
Thursday 11 April 2019

10 Photos

Johns Hopkins Bayview honors volunteers and families.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Reception
Tuesday 9 April 2019

45 Photos

The Altar Table trough the Royal Doors
Holy Trinity restoration
Tuesday 2 April 2019

20 Photos

There is progress across the street from the District as we try to make progress in the District.
Southeastern District Community Relations Council Meeting
Monday 1 April 2019

9 Photos

St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church
Fells Point
Monday 1 April 2019

47 Photos

Some of the participants in the Trauma Workshop
Trauma Workshop
Saturday 30 March 2019

64 Photos

We're on the way home.
Holy Land
Wednesday 27 March 2019

64 Photos

I never thought that I would really see this in person.
Holy Land
Tuesday 26 March 2019

283 Photos

I'm going to the inn the same way that Mary and Joseph did -- on a donkey.
Holy Land
Monday 25 March 2019

584 Photos

Serving Divine Liturgy at the Tomb of Christ
Holy Land
Sunday 24 March 2019

215 Photos

Everywhere we went the view was gorgeous.
Holy Land
Saturday 23 March 2019

250 Photos

Meeting the Patriarch of Jerusalem
Holy Land
Friday 22 March 2019

595 Photos

This is the Oak of Mamre where Abraham entertained the Three Angels.
Holy Land
Thursday 21 March 2019

342 Photos

Although this is not the fish that St. Peter caught, it is similar to it.
Holy Land
Wednesday 20 March 2019

407 Photos

Anastasia took photos, but spent more time drawing.
Holy Land
Tuesday 19 March 2019

349 Photos

Fr. Andrei and Fr. John have a pleasant conversation with Bishop Mefodius.
Holy Land
Monday 18 March 2019

380 Photos

Half of our Baltimore group left from Penn Station. The other half left from BWI.
Holy Land
Sunday 17 March 2019

52 Photos

The food at Rosario is always excellent and the atmosphere is very friendly.
Thursday 31 January 2019

10 Photos

Marty and I took eight bags of coats to the Baltimore City Detention Center.
Baltimore City Detention Center Coat Drive
Tuesday 29 January 2019

12 Photos

Matushka Kristi West gave an excellent retreat.
Matushka Kristi West
Saturday 26 January 2019

37 Photos

Panakhida for victims of abortion
March for Life
Saturday 18 January 2019

72 Photos

Presentation by our fantastic children
Sunday 13 January 2019

187 Photos

Our temple in the first snow of the year.
East Baltimore
Saturday 12 January 2019

15 Photos

Communion during the Divine Liturgy
Feast of the Nativity
Monday 7 January 2019

27 Photos

Temple decorated for the feast of the Nativity
Christmas Eve
Sunday 6 January 2019

13 Photos

We were in Amish Country.
Sight and Sound
Friday 4 January 2019

101 Photos

Russian Festival 2016

Russian Festival
Sunday 16 October 2016

136 Photos

Russian Festival
Saturday 15 October 2016

133 Photos

Russian Festival
Friday 14 October 2016

41 Photos

Russian Festival 2015

A festival is all around the food.
Russian Festival
Sunday 18 October 2015

264 Photos

Brother duo
Russian Festival
Saturday 17 October 2015

329 Photos

Russian Festival
Friday 16 October 2017

38 Photos





















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