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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 Charleston, Oakland, 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: Fr. Noah Bushelli (02-17-19)
17 Feb 2019 at 7:48pm

Homily given by Fr. Noah Bushelli on the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee.Note: Please forgive the poor quality of the audio.



Homily: Rdr Justin Gohl (02/10/19)
15 Feb 2019 at 3:43pm

Homily given by Reader Justin Gohl on Sunday, February 10, 2019.



Homily: Fr. Noah Bushelli (02-03-19)
12 Feb 2019 at 12:31pm

Homily given by Fr. Noah Bushelli on February 3, 2019.



Ministry with Fr. Noah Bushelli and Subdeacon David Hyatt
6 Feb 2019 at 10:26pm

Fr. Noah Bushelli and Subdeacon David Hyatt discuss the importance of ministry or service in the life of the faithful Orthodox Christian using the "Ministry" handout that can be found here.  They also talk about the new part-time assistant positio...



Homily: Subdn David Rayahin (01-27-19)
29 Jan 2019 at 11:01pm

Subdeacon David Rayahin gave the homily on Zacchaeus Sunday.




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