Western American Diocese
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Western American Diocese
A Cleric of the Southern Deanery of the Western American Diocese, Priest Christopher Horsley, was Elevated to the Dignity of Archpriest

On Sunday, February 19, 2023, His Eminence KIRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America elevated Priest Christopher Horsley to the dignity of Archpriest at Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco, California.

Father Christopher was ordained to the diaconate in 1996 and to the priesthood in 2004. He served as a deacon and assistant priest at Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA, from 1996 to 2015. From 2015 until 2020 Father served at Holy Protection Church in Holywood, CA. On September 18, 2020, Father Christopher opened a mission in Youngtown, AZ, named Christ the Savior Orthodox Church. The mission is very active with two Divine Liturgies served every Sunday.

Congratulations to Archpriest Christopher, Matushka Natalie, their children and all of the clergy and parishioners of Christ the Savior Orthodox Church!

Photogallery of Father Christopher's Elevation to Archpriest

Father Christopher Horsley Distinguished with the Office of Archpriest - 02/19/2023

Photographer: Natalie Horsley

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