Seminary Graduate is Ordained to the Holy Priesthood - 04/03/11

Metropolitan Nikitas (Lulias) of the Dardanelles of the Ecumenical Patriarchate ordained Vasili Hillhouse to first the Diaconate (Sat 4/2) and then to the Holy Priesthood (Sun 4/3) at St. John the Baptist's Greek Orthodox Church in Beaverton, Oregon.

Fr. Vasili graduated from St. Tikhon’s in 2007. Since his graduation he has been serving as a pastoral assistant to Fr. Theodore Dorrance at St. John’s where Fr. Vasili participated in the seminary's summer internship program. Aside from this Fr. Vasili also worked in the community as Social Worker specializing in the care of disabled adults.

He and his wife Maria are expecting their third child later this year and will continue to work in the Beaverton Parish until they receive their first assignment.

May God bless and keep them and their family for many, many years and may He also bless them as they begin this next phase of their public ministry.