UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Fr. Deacon Borislav Kroner Ordained to the Holy Priesthood!
On Saturday, October 9, 2010 His Eminence Archbishop Antony visited St. Andrew the First Called Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Boston, MA and served a hierarchical Divine Liturgy. During the Holy Liturgy His Eminence ordained Fr. Deacon Borislav Kroner to the Holy Priesthood.
Concelebrating at the Holy Liturgy were Fr. Roman Tarnavsky, Fr. Stephen Hutnik, Fr. Anthony Perkins, Fr. Ivan Synevskyy, Heirodeacon Vasyl (Janick) and Fr. Deacon James Cairns.
During the Great entrance Fr. Deacon Borislav was taken to the center of the Church. After Heirodeacon Vasyl Janick intoned “Command”, Deacon Borislav was led through the Royal Doors and made a full prostration before the Holy Altar. As the concelebrating clergy chanted, V. Rev. Roman Tarnavsky, a pastor of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Boston, MA led Deacon Borislav around the altar three times after which His Eminence Archbishop Antony laid his hands upon the head of the kneeling deacon and read the ordination prayers. The new priest than was vested as the clergy and the people proclaimed Axios! He is worthy!
After the Liturgy His Eminence spoke about the importance of prayer and constant spiritual growth in Christ. Archbishop Antony asked all of the people in attendance to pray for Fr. Borislav and his family and ask God to strengthen him in serving the Ukrainian Orthodox Church as a newly ordained priest.
Father Borislav was born in Zytomyr Ukraine in 1976. He and his Pani Matushka Izabela became members of St. Andrew the First Called Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Boston MA. Shortly thereafter with the Blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Antony Fr. Borislav entered and graduated from St. Stephen’s Deacon’s Course and consequently from St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary in South Bound Brook New Jersey.
Fr. Borislav has been assigned to St. Luke Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Warners, NY where he will take on the responsibilities of pastor beginning on Sunday, October 17th 2010.
May the Lord God Bless the newly ordained priest Borislav Kroner, his wife Pani Matushka Izabela and daughter Anna and grant them many healthy and happy years!