This Christmas the Rector of St. George Church, Archpriest Igor Tarasov celebrates 30th Anniversary of his ordination to the Holy Priesthood.
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. In 2016-2017 he was the Dean of the Eastern States. In 2017-2019 Fr. Igor held an important position of the Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA. All these years, since his joining the Patriarchal Parishes, he was our parish priest in Bayside, NY.
On this Christmas of 2020 Archpriest Igor was congratulated on the occasion of his priestly jubilee. Fr. Igor received a message 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. 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!