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Archpriest Boniface Black
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A Short Biography of Fr. Boniface

The Archpriest Boniface Black was ordained in the Orthodox Church in 1978, after serving Lutheran Churches in Iowa and Pennsylvania for 20 years. As an Orthodox priest, he served as Pastor of two churches he established: Saint Philip Church in Souderton, PA, from 1978 until 2009; and Saint Andrew Church in Lewes, DE, from 2005 until his passing in 2016.

Fr. Boniface was active in mission work for the Diocese of Oakland, Charleston, and the MidAtlantic (formerly the Eastern Region), serving as Missions Coordinator for many years. He helped start seven congregations in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland. Under his guidance over the years, seven men were ordained into the Orthodox priesthood, and he was a treasured mentor to many.

Father Boniface reposed in the Lord on August 7, 2016.

 

Special Resource: “When Starting a Mission: Consider These Things: An Interview with Fr Boniface Black.” - This interview was conducted by Fr Gabriel Tannous, and the presentation was compiled for a seminary course several years ago.

Click here for the text of Metr JOSEPH's eulogy, delivered at St Philip's on 8/10/16.

Click here for "Spiritual Lessons from Fr Boniface", delivered at the memorial retreat on 8/12/17.

Click here for a commemorative booklet of Sayings and Remembrances.

 

 

Podcasts

Podcasts
Homily: Subdn David Hyatt (07-21-19)
23 Jul 2019 at 5:33pm

Homily given by Subdeacon David Hyatt on Sunday July 21



Homily: Fr Noah Bushell (07-14-19)
18 Jul 2019 at 2:15pm

Homily given by Fr Noah Bushelli on Sunday July 14



Homily: Fr Meletios Zafaran (07-07-19)
9 Jul 2019 at 7:45pm

Homily given by Fr Meletios Zafaran on Sunday July 7th.



Homily: Fr. Noah Bushelli (06-16-19)
20 Jun 2019 at 10:54am

Fr. Noah Bushelli gave the homily on the Feast of Pentecost.



Feast: Pentecost
16 Jun 2019 at 1:01am

Join us for a brief introduction to the Feast of Pentecost, with a reading of the Synaxarion and chanting of the Troparion and Kontakion.




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