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    UOC of USA marks ninth anniversary of Metropolitan Antony’s enthronement

    Nine years ago His Eminence Metropolitan Antony was formally Enthroned as the 4th Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in St. Andrew the First Called Apostle Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Silver Spring, MD.

    That’s according to the UOC of the USA’s press service.

    In the presence of 20 hierarchs, representing various Orthodox jurisdictions of North America and representatives of Catholic and other Christian communities, His Eminence received his Archpastoral staff of the Prime Hierarch of the Church.

    On January 30th His Eminence Metropolitan Antony celebrates his Name’s Day (St. Anthony the Great) and his birthday.

    “On behalf of the clergy, members of the Council of Metropolia, the Consistory and faithful of the 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,” the statement reads.

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