Saint Philip Orthodox Church
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
Souderton, Pennsylvania
Home / About / Founding Pastor
Archpriest Boniface Black
+ Memory Eternal! +
+ Memory Eternal! +
+ Memory Eternal! +

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.

 

 




Support St Philip's with your purchase!
Support St Philip's with your purchase!
Calendar

Social
Living Orthodoxy's Podcast
Living Orthodoxy's Podcast


Thursday, 2 Aug 2018

Homily: Fr. Joseph Butts (07-29-18)
2 Aug 2018 at 5:50pm


Saturday, 28 Jul 2018

Homily: Fr. David Sommer (07-22-18)
28 Jul 2018 at 1:41pm


Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018

Homily: Fr. Justin Havens (07-15-18)
17 Jul 2018 at 6:02pm


Friday, 13 Jul 2018

Homily: Fr. Noah Bushelli (07-08-18)
13 Jul 2018 at 6:18pm

Homily: Fr. James Thayer (07-01-18)
13 Jul 2018 at 5:13pm


Daily Readings

The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary

Searchable Scripture

Searchable Bible (King James Version), including the "Deuterocanonical/Aprocryphal" books
          http://quod.lib.umich.edu/k/kjv/


And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. (Acts 11:26)
Saint Philip Orthodox Church     |     Contact
1970 Clearview Rd ~ Souderton, PA  18964
215-721-4947 ~ office [at] st-philip.net