Archpriest Igor Tarasov celebrated 25th Anniversary of Priesthood

This Christmas the Rector of St. George Church, Archpriest Igor Tarasov celebrates 25th Anniversary of his ordination to the Holy Priesthood.

A quarter of a century ago, on January 7, 1990 Fr. Igor was ordained a priest by His Grace, Bishop Vladimir (now Metropolitan of Chisinau and All Moldova). Our Rector performed his priestly ministry in Moldova and Ukraine. In 1994 he came to the United States. Since 2007 he serves in the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA being our parish priest.

On this Christmas of 2015 Archpriest Igor was congratulated on the occasion of his Silver priestly jubilee. On Christmas Eve Fr. Igor received a phone call from the Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes, Archpriest George Konyev who took that opportunity to greet the jubilarian. On Christmas Day, following the beautiful Divine Liturgy in our temple, the Rector was congratulated by parishioners. Church Warden and Choir Director Olga Roussanow proclaimed the greetings from all the members of the Parish and presented Fr. Igor with a bouquet of flowers and a nice gift. In their greetings St. George’s parishioners wished Fr. Igor good health and further successful ministry for the glory of God. Traditional Polychronion (“Mnogaia leta”) was also proclaimed in honor of the Rector.

Let us wish Fr. Igor God’s help, all the blessings and many more years of serving the Holy Orthodox Church!
                                  Fr. Igor Tarasov after his ordination in 1990