Start Date

Monday, October 27, 6:30pm, Annual Missions Night: Fr. Nicholas Andruchow, and his wife, Presbytera Merilyn, will present a free public lecture, “Changing the World: Transformation through Missions with Project Mexico and St. Innocent Orphanage as a Model.” They will recount heart-warming and heart-rending stories of the families and children they serve at Project Mexico and St. Innocent Orphanage, as they build homes and generate hope in Tijuana, Mexico. They will also speak about the transformation that occurs in missionaries and interns that serve.

Before undertaking missionary work, Fr. Nicholas served for two years in the Dominican Republic in the Peace Corps. There he helped found 12 businesses for women’s groups as a consultant. He then worked with Project Mexico for three years, establishing a pig farm and teaching entrepreneurial skills to the boys in the orphanage. Following graduation from St. Vladimir’s Seminary, Fr. Nicholas and Pres. Merilynn, who graduated from Hellenic College Holy Cross, Brookline, MA, spent nine years leading the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Mission Church in Flagstaff, AZ. Since 2011, the Andruchows have continued their work at St. Innocent Orphanage and Project Mexico.

After their lecture at St. Vladimir's Seminary, the couple will spend one week at Hellenic College Holy Cross as featured speakers at HCHC Missions Week.