New Ordination of Fr.Philosoph to the Priesthood.

16 December 2012

New Ordination

On the feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Deacon Philosoph Uhlman from the parish of St. Sophia in Victoria, BC, was ordained a priest at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY – by Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada.
With the blessing of Archbishop Gabriel, Fr. Philosoph will be opening a mission parish in honor of St. John of Shanghai & San Francisco on Vancouver island in the city of Nanaimo. Presently there is no full time functioning Orthodox parish in Nanaimo, so God willing, this will be the only parish that will have regular services.
As is the case in many cities in North America, Nanaimo is populated with a number of new émigrés from Russia and the Ukraine. Therefore, we hope that having a mission with a full time priest will help to attract the new Orthodox faithful to this new parish that will not only help to meet their spiritual needs, but also help the mission grow into a full fledged parish that will be a beacon in the beautiful city of Nanaimo.
We congratulate Fr. Philosoph on his elevation to the priesthood and wish him God’s help, good health and many years of service in the Vineyard of Christ.
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