Canadian Seminarian Ordained to the Holy Priesthood

June 9, 2014

Canadian seminarian Father Kyle Parrott was ordained to the priesthood on May 25 by His Grace The Right Rev. Michael, bishop of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey (OCA), with St. Vladimir's Orthodox School of Theology Chancellor/CEO The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield, The Rev. David Cowan, The Rev. Dr. David Meyzinski, and Protodeacon John Eby assisting.

Father Kyle graduated with his Master of Divinity on May 31 as co-valedictorian at St. Vladimir's Seminary, and is staying at St. Vladimir's for another year to complete a Master of Theology, then plans to return to Canada to serve the Archdiocese.

Father Kyle spent his early years in the Anglican church before becoming active in several Evangelical churches. His interest in missions led him to participate in short–term outreach in Grenada (in the Caribbean) and in Uruguay. He has been serving at the Holy Trinity Church in Yonkers, NY (Orthodox Church in America) under the guidance of Rector The Rev. David Cowan. The Parrotts' daughter Sophia was born in 2011 at the beginning of Dn. Kyle's studies. Matushka Leanne is a gifted photographer and has chronicled many events for the St. Vladimir's Website.

A gallery of images from Father Kyle's ordination can be viewed on the St. Vladimir's website.