I began my ministry at St. Michael’s on July 5th and it has been quite a ride since then. Good and bad moments, some laughs, some tears. I have welcomed people into the Orthodox Church, baptized children, and buried the dead. To all the parishioners at St. Michael’s it has been a pleasure being your pastor these last five years. I look forward to many more years.
Five years ago today I was in Chicago preparing to be ordained to the Holy priesthood. What a weekend of events. I was ordained a deacon on Friday morning and then on Sunday to the priesthood. It was the weekend of the Congress of our Archdiocese and all of the priests were in attendance as well as some of the faithful from around the Archdiocese. My parents were also there and it was a beautiful liturgy, well I think it was I was so nervous that I am unsure how it was. But the rest of the day was wonderful.