OCA Chaplains deployed to Middle East
Apr 5th, 2013
April 4, 2013
Two priests of the Orthodox Church in America recently were deployed to
Afghanistan to provide ministry to members of the US Armed Forces.
Priest Paul Rivers, US Army, Chaplain (CPT), in the active duty
component in Germany, and Priest George Hill, US Army, Chaplain (MAJ),
in the active duty component in Fort Bragg, NC, have been deployed to
Afghanistan with their units.
In addition, Priest David Alexander, LT, CHC, of the Antiochian Orthodox
Christian Archdiocese of North America, will be deployed to Afghanistan
for the remainder of the lenten and Paschal seasons as he provides
religious coverage to US Marines.
“During this holy season of Great Lent and Pascha, we ask for your
continued prayers for our Orthodox military chaplains and our Orthodox
faithful and their families as they serve with our Armed Forces,” said
His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, Ecclesiastical Endorser of the OCA
military and VA chaplains.
Archpriest Theodore Boback, Director of the OCA Military Chaplains, and
Archpriest Joseph Gallick, Deputy Director, request that the names and
units/locations of Orthodox Christian faithful serving in the US Armed
Forces or department and defense civilians in Afghanistan be sent to
. Submitted names will be forwarded to the chaplains
serving in the area of operations.