Alumni News

Dn Anthony Niqula ordained to holy priesthood

Fr Anthony Niqula

Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Alumnus Dn. Anthony (Angelo) Niqula was ordained to the holy priesthood May 17, 2021, at his home parish, St. Mary Orthodox Church, Palos Heights, IL. His Grace, Bishop Anthony, a fellow St. Vladimir's alumnus, presided over the ordination.

Father Anthony graduated from St. Vladimir’s Seminary with a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree in 2019, with a commendation for service to the community. He served as student council president at the Seminary and sang frequently with the St. Vladimir’s Seminary Octet and Chorale; he is one of the voices featured on Arise! Music of the Psalms, an album released earlier this year by SVS Press. He is also a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 2016.

As a deacon, Fr. Anthony had been serving as pastoral assistant at St. George Orthodox Church of Boston while Byzantine music at Hellenic College Holy Cross, Brookline, MA. He, Khouria Evangelia, and daughter Rafaela will return to serve at St. George following the ordination at St. Mary.

The community of St. Vladimir’s Seminary wishes them all many years!