Alumnus Dn. Daniel Greeson ordained to the Holy Priesthood

Pradeep Hatcher

Recent SVOTS Alumnus Dn. Daniel Greeson has been ordained to the Holy Priesthood. The ordination took place at St. Anne's Orthodox Church, Oak Ridge, TN on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Priest Daniel was ordained by the hand of The Most Reverend Alexander, archbishop of Dallas, the South and the Bulgarian Diocese (Orthodox Church in America).

“Many thanks to everyone who made Saturday possible,” Fr. Daniel wrote following his ordination, “to my lovely Matushka Chelsea Coil Greeson, who has freely chosen to take this yoke upon herself and our family as well; to the many churches and friends who supported us in seminary; to all those who encouraged, prayed, and walked with us on this road....Please remember me and my family in your prayers!”

Fr. Daniel graduated from St. Vladimir’s Seminary with a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree in 2018. Before attending Seminary, he graduated with a Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School and later worked in the title insurance industry.

Fr. Daniel and Matushka Chelsea are parents to children Elisabeth (6) and Joseph (3) and are expecting their third child.

The newly-ordained Fr. Daniel has been assigned to serve at St. Ann’s Orthodox Church.

SVOTS wishes Fr. Daniel, Matushka Chelsea, and their children many years!