25th Anniversary of Priesthood of Fr Andrew Onuferko
Today, July 1, Fr Andrew Onuferko celebrates his twenty-fifth anniversary of ordination to the priesthood. Fr Andrew was ordained on July 1, 1988, by Metropolitan Volodymyr (Sterniuk), in the USSR.
Fr. Andrew was Founding Director of “Radio Resurrection”, based in Belgium, Vice-Rector of the Patriarchal Curia in Lviv and lecturer in Old Testament at the Lviv Theological Academy (Ukrainian Catholic University). He joined the Institute in 1996 as the Assistant Director for Administration, while continuing to teach courses both at Saint Paul University and in Lviv. He was acting director from 2002-2007. He holds a doctorate in Biblical Theology from the Pontificia Università Urbaniana in Rome. In recent years Fr Andrew, who is a protopresbyter and canon of the Eparchy of Toronto, has been active with the Vibrant Parish project of the Synod of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.
When Fr Andrew was ordained in the underground Church there was no incense, no choir, and no one to sing Axios. Today we join him in celebration and resoundingly cry out, “Axios! Axios! Axios!”