UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
AXIOS! Metropolitan Antony Celebrates 42nd Anniversary of the Holy Priesthood!
On Wednesday, November 26, 2014 – the feast day of St. John Chrysostom, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, First Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA marks the 42nd anniversary of his ordination to the Holy Priesthood of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA through the laying on of hands of His Beatitude Metropolitan Constantine (of blessed memory).
The clergy along with the members of the Council of Metropolia, the Consistory and the plentitude of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA offer prayerful congratulations and gratitude to His Eminence for his selfless service and exemplary ministry during the past forty-two years.
We wish you spiritual strength, wisdom and inexhaustible assistance of our Lord Jesus Christ, through the intercession of holy prayers of your predecessor and heavenly patron – Venerable Anthony the Great - in your upcoming endeavors.
May our great Hierarch, Our Lord Jesus bless your work for the good of the Church and grant you joy and peace, strengthening you spiritually and physically for many blessed years.
May God grant you many years, Master!