"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." -Matthew 4:19
Rev. Fr. David Subu
Rev. Fr. David G. Subu grew up in Troy, MI, a suburb of Detroit. He received a Bachelor of Arts (1993) and a Master of Arts (1997) in Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. His graduate research and thesis focused on the Dormition of the Mother of God Orthodox Monastery in Rives Junction, MI, which opened his heart and compelled him to follow his calling in seminary. He completed his theological studies at St. Tikhon’s Seminary, South Canaan, PA, and received a Master of Divinity degree (2000). During his seminary years he served a two-year internship with the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry in the Orthodox Church of America.
In 2000 he was ordained a priest by Archbishop Nathaniel (Popp) of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America at his family’s home parish of Ss. Peter and Paul in Dearborn Hts., MI. He was then assigned to the parish of Holy Cross in Hermitage, PA where he served joyfully until the end of 2005. In 2006, a new chapter of his family’s life began as they moved to Northern Virginia for Father’s new assignment at The Protection of the Holy Mother of God Parish (a.ka. St. Mary) in Falls Church.
Fr. David continues to be involved in ministry to young people on a diocesan and national level. He has co-authored the on-line OCF Starter Kit with Rev. Fr. Michael Anderson, as well as a number of articles in The Orthodox Church news magazine, youth ministry programs for The Hub, and two articles with Fr. Benjamin Tucci in the OCA Resource Handbook, and articles in The Orthodox Church and Solia. He also has participated in mission trips to Project Mexico and Hogar Raphael Ayau (Guatemala) and Romania with Orthodox Christian Fellowship’s Real Break and National AROY. He currently serves on the Romanian Epicopate's Executive Council and is in preparation for his first year as a Doctorate of Ministries candidate through St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.
In 1997, David Subu married the love of his life, Preoteasa Stephanie. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art Teaching from Western Michigan University, minoring in Art History and Comparative Religion. They have been blessed with three children. Preoteasa has served in the education field in various capacities, including former assistant headmaster of Orthodox Christian Academies of Northeast Ohio (Warren, Ohio campus). In our parish, she is involved in the publication of our monthly newsletter, website content management, parish social networking (both online and off-line), and serves on the board for Doxacon, an Orthodox Christian led science-fiction and fantasy conference held locally as well as on the west coast.
Protodeacon Peter Danilchick
Protodeacon Peter was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by Archbishop Dmitri of Dallas in 1975. He was encouraged to prepare for ordination by Protopresbyters Alexander Warnecke and Alexander Schmemann, both of blessed memory. Almost half of his 39 years of diaconal service was spent overseas in Japan, Singapore, Australia, Germany and Hong Kong, mostly with parishes and missions of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. He is presently a Trustee of St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, and serves as a member of the OCA Sexual Misconduct Policy Advisory Committee and the Secretariat of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. He has served on the OCA NY-NJ Diocesan Council, the OCA Metropolitan Council, and the Metropolitanate Council of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, Ecumenical Patriarchate.
Protodeacon Peter was born and raised in Bayonne, NJ, of Russian Orthodox parents. He served as an altar boy at Ss Peter and Paul Church in Bayonne, and was active in Orthodox youth, camping, and fellowship activities in high school and university days. He was educated at The Cooper Union in New York City and Syracuse University where he received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering, respectively. Protodeacon Peter was employed by and is now retired from Exxon Mobil Corporation, with 33 years of operations, planning and general management experience. His community activities have included serving as the Chairman of the Governing Board, International School of Hamburg, Germany, and Member, Hong Kong Advisory Committee, US-China Business Council.
Protodeacon Peter and his wife Tanya live in Oakton, Virginia. They have three children, Matthew, Juliana and Kyra, and eight grandchildren, residing in Denver CO, Minneapolis MN, and London, England.
Subdeacons Eugene Ephraim Huang, Nicholas Dujmovic, Nicholas Jones, and Marion Maxim.
Subdeacons Eugene Huang, Nicholas Dujumovic, Nicholas Jones, and Marion Maxim assist in training the altar servers and attend to the needs of our Bishop when he is present in our services. Subdeacons Eugene Huang and Nicholas Jones lead the chanting for our Saturday and Wednesday evening Vespers services, as well.
Our Tonsured Readers:
Thursday, Nov 27, 2014
Tradition Thanksgiving Meal at St. Mary
Sunday, Nov 30, 2014
Young in Faith-How to be Ecumenical without being an Ecumenalist
Monday, Dec 01, 2014
N.A.M.I Support Group for Young Adults