15 July 2012

AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS! To the Very Reverend Protopresbyter Vasile Tudora!

My confessor and spiritual father, Fr. Vasile Tudora was today elevated to the rank of Protobresbyter by His Eminence, Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver. Being the ever humble presbyter that he is, he never announced this, and kept all of this weekend's focus on the opening of the new temple for Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church and the visit of the ruling Hierarch of the Metropolis, Metropolitan Isaiah, and the visiting presbyters and deacons. He is an amazing priest that words cannot do justice, but here is his very humble biograpy from the parish web site:
Fr. Vasile Tudora was born in Romania. He has pursued first Medical Studies at the Carol Davila University of Medicine in Bucharest. Later on he responded to his call for priesthood and also pursued theological studies at the "Sfanta Mucenita Filoteea" Theological School in Pitesti, Romania. 
In February 2004 he was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by His Grace Bishop Irineu from the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America and asssigned to the St. Mary's Orthodox Church in Colleyville. In November 2005 he was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel. 
In July 2007 he enters the Greek Archdiocese of America under the omophorion of Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver and is assigned as Proistamenos (presiding priest) at the Church of St. John the Baptist in Euless, Texas. 
Due to his dual background, Fr. Vasile has a strong interest in Christian Bioethics and writes articles on contemporary moral issues. 
He is married with Presvytera Mirela Tudora and they enjoy every minute of the time they spend with their 5 children: Maria, Luca, Matei, Tatiana and Elena. 
Beside the Church and the family Fr. Vasile also longs for the great outdoors and experiments with digital photography. He is also a member of the Romanian Association of Orthodox Webmasters: OrthodoxRoNet

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