UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Holy Virgin Parish Welcomes New Pastor!
The month of June marked a special time in the life of Holy Virgin Ukrainian Orthodox parish of Arnold, Pennsylvania. It was at the Divine Liturgy on June 5 that the congregation officially welcomed Fr. Mark Swindle as their newly appointed pastor and welcomed Pani Matka Stephanie and their daughters, Victoria and Anna into the parish family. Fr. Mark, who was baptized in the parish of St. Michael in Hammond, Indiana, was ordained into the Holy Priesthood at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, during a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Saturday, May 7 by His Beatitude Metropolitan Constantine. Many priests and deacons that are close friends of Fr. Mark and his family, as well several members of the Pittsburgh Deanery, were in attendance for the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. An overwhelming number of parishioners from Fr. Mark’s newly assigned parish of Holy Virgin were present in addition to many of parishioners of St. Vladimir.