UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Atlanta GA!
Submitted by I. Kohut
Indeed, the time flies… It has been 10 years on May 1st 2008 since newly ordained priest Fr. Bohdan Maruszak and his wife Pani-Matka Ivana came to Atlanta and began full-time Liturgical services at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Mission. For the first few years services were held at rented chapel every Sunday and on Holy Days. For each service the chapel needed to be adapted in order to serve the Divine Liturgy by setting up the icon-screen, the altar, and other liturgical items, which had to be stored again in a separate room after the services. Fr. Bohdan was able to find secular employment, which enabled the Mission to save funds for the purchase of land for our own Church. Christ in His gospel teaches: “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me” We believe that Father Bohdan and Panimatka Ivana, in their dedication and commitment, have proven to be good examples of that teaching of the Lord. Through much hard work and co-operation between Father and all the parishioners our dream came true and we now have our own Church building and property and have become a full-fledged parish.