Alumnus Angelo Niqula ordained to the diaconate


Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Alumnus Angelo Niqula was ordained to the holy diaconate on the Feast of the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos, August 15, 2020. The ordination took place at St. George Orthodox Church of Boston, located in West Roxbury, MA, by the hand of His Grace, Bishop John (Abdallah; SVOTS Class of ’84).

Niqula—now The Rev. Dn. 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. Deacon Anthony 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.

Deacon Anthony currently serves as pastoral assistant at St. George Orthodox Church and is studying Byzantine music at Hellenic College Holy Cross, Brookline, MA.

The community of St. Vladimir’s Seminary wishes the newly ordained Dn. Anthony and Diakonissa Evangelia many years!
(Photos: St. George Orthodox Church of Boston)