UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Deacon Andriy Matlak’s Ordination to the Holy Priesthood
By Subdeacon Vasyl Pasakas and Oksana Mahlay
On Wednesday, the 9th of January 2013, His Eminence Metropolitan-Elect Antony, His Grace Bishop Daniel, clergy, faithful, relatives, choir members, and seminarians gathered together at St. Andrew Memorial Church to witness Deacon Andriy Matlak’s ordination to the Holy Priesthood of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.
Deacon Andriy started his journey to the Holy Priesthood years ago back in his home of Ukraine before entering St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Bound Brook, NJ in 2007. After a long and dedicated preparation, seminarian Andriy was tonsured a subdeacon in 2009, taking his first steps towards the Holy Priesthood. On Saturday, the 27th of October, 2012 he was ordained as a deacon through the laying on of hands of His Grace Bishop Daniel.