On the Feast of the Entry of the Lord into the Temple, Sunday 3/16, 2022, His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America made a pastoral visit to the New Russian Martyrs Church in Mulino, Oregon.
During the Divine Liturgy, His Eminence ordained Deacon Boris Levashev to the dignity of the priesthood. Father Boris has already been a parishioner of the parish for 10 years and has been preparing for the priesthood for a few years already. And, on May 1st, 2022, he will complete the Orthodox Pastoral School, which has a two-year, theological program for distant learners operated by the Chicago and Middle-American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
Immediately following his ordination, Father Boris performed the Divine Services daily during Holy Week and on the Feast of the Resurrection of the Lord. Archdeacon Peter (Karakozoff) concelebrated and tutored him during that time.
The clergy and faithful of the Western American Diocese congratulate and welcome this humble, new servant of God the New Russian Martyrs Church, Priest Boris Levashev, Matushka Elena, and their three children.
Parish website: https://www.russianchurchoregon.org/