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Ukrainian orthodox priest from Rochdale recognised for 25 years service

Very Reverend Bohdan Matwijczuk was honoured by a visit from Metropolitan Antony and Archbishop Daniel (from the USA) at a special service in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Rochdale, Lancashire.

They came to recognise his 25 years service to the church in Rochdale, Oldham, Manchester, Bradford and London.

He was raised from a mitred priest to a protopresbyter, the highest rank for a non-monastic priest.

As well as the hierarchs from the USA his friend the Very Reverend Vitali Derewianka from Genk in Belgium participated in the service along with other priests.

The church was packed out for the service at which awards were also given to other church members for their service and contribution to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

 

Afterwards the distinguished visitors joined the parishioners for  speeches and traditional food at the Ukrainian Club in Rochdale.

 

Other posts about the church:

Christmas

Easter

 

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