Our Rector, Archpriest Igor Tarasov is very glad to share good news of his achievement with the parishioners and friends of St. George Church. He recently completed his studies at Kiev Theological Academy in Ukraine. On June 7, 2013 Fr. Igor successfully defended a thesis in Church History before the Academic council and was awarded a diploma with honors.
Graduation ceremony took place in Kiev Cave Lavra on Friday, June 14. A prayer service of thanksgiving was celebrated by the Academy Rector, His Eminence, Anthony, Metropolitan of Boryspil. Following the service His Eminence had an inspiring speech about the tasks and mission of the educated clergy of the Orthodox Church. Then graduates received their diplomas along with the blessing of the Metropolitan.
Upon his return to the United States Fr. Igor was congratulated by His Eminence, Archbishop Justinian. Our pastor was also greeted by our parishioners who welcomed him back at our Sunday Liturgy on June 30 and a coffee hour which took place after the service.