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Archbishop Daniel Celebrates
16th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination
9th Anniversary of Episcopal Consecration
Sixteen years ago on 12 May 2001 Fr. Volodymyr Zelinsky was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by then Archbishop Antony in an ever-memorable service at St. Andrew Memorial Church of our Metropolia Center, South Bound Brook, NJ. It was memorable because of the nearly 50 clergy who participated in the Divine Liturgy along with faithful members of our Church from all around the USA.
Seven years later on 10 May 2008, by then Archimandrite Daniel was consecrated as Bishop of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church in a magnificent service at St. Vladimir Cathedral, Parma, OH. Six hierarchs from the various Orthodox Jurisdictions in the United States, along with our Brother hierarchs from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Canada participated in the Consecration. The beautiful Liturgy was also witnessed by the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the USA and hundreds of faithful from around the world – in particular, then Bishop Daniel’s mother, who was able to be present from Buchach, Ukraine.
His Eminence, Archbishop Daniel is a gift from God to our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and has given his life to serving our clergy and faithful with an enthusiasm and genuine love that has embraced us all.
On behalf of the Council of Metropolia, Consistory, the clergy, monastics and faithful of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA we pray that our Lord will grant him peace, safety, honor, health and length of days “rightly teaching” the word of God’s truth. May God grant many years to our beloved Archbishop Daniel. May he always experience the genuine love that we all also have for him, inspiring him to miraculous accomplishments in the Name of our Lord.