Alumni News

Fr Joshua Mosher elevated to archpriest

Fr Mosher

Alumnus Priest Joshua Mosher was elevated to the dignity of archpriest March 28, 2021, by the hands of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon.  The honor was bestowed upon Fr. Joshua during His Beatitude’s visit to Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Meriden, CT, for the celebration of Divine Liturgy on the Second Sunday of Great Lent.

“I know all of you are aware of [Fr Joshua’s] pastoral wisdom and guidance in this parish,” His Beatitude said to parishioners following the celebration at Ss. Peter and Paul, where Fr Joshua serves as rector. He then exhorted the people to continue in prayerfulness as they carry out the Lord’s work together with Fr Joshua in their local community.

The parish posted a video recording of the Divine Liturgy and elevation on its website,

Fr Mosher

Father Joshua graduated from St. Vladimir’s Seminary’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program as co-valedictorian in 2006. His wife, Matushka Jennifer Haddad Mosher, Ph.D. is also a graduate of St. Vladimir’s, where she obtained a Master of Theology (Th.M.) degree.

May God grant many years to Fr. Joshua, Matushka Jennifer, their children, and the entire parish community of Ss. Peter and Paul!

Fr Mosher