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Ordination of Fr. Michael Sochka

posted Sep 12, 2019, 6:34 PM by Mother Seraphima
Protodeacon Michael Sochka was ordained to the priesthood at the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration, Elwood City, PA by His Eminence, Archbishop Melchisedek of Pittsburgh and the Archdiocese Western Pennsylvania on Saturday, August 17. Fr. Michael attended St. Vladimir’s Seminary and served as a deacon for 22 years, most of those years at Holy Transfiguration Chapel at Princeton University, until he relocated to Pittsburgh. His wife, Matushka Leslie, also attended SVS. Father Michael is the son of the late Archpriest John Sochka and Matushka Marie, who was tonsured Nun Xenia at the Ellwood City monastery. Over 100 guests and numerous clergy were in attendance for the joyous and blessed event. Father Michael served his first Divine Liturgy at the monastery the following morning along with a 40-day memorial for Archimandrite Pitirim.

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