Rev. Father Silviu Stanculescu, Presiding Priest
On September 1, 2006, St. Andrew the Apostle was blessed with a new Priest—Father Silviu Stanculescu. Father Silviu’s clerical traditions go back nearly three hundred years as he is the ninth uninterrupted generation of priests in his family. After graduating in Romania with the equivalent of a Master of Divinity degree, he worked for the Romanian Patriarchate in Bucharest. He then enrolled in and received his Master of Theology degree in 2005 from Holy Cross School of Theology in Brookline, MA. After his assignments in Massachusetts and California, he was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 2004 and assigned to the Church of the Holy Cross in Belmont, CA.
Father’s knowledge and patience is limitless and on the rare occasion when he doesn’t have the “answer”, he will search until he finds it. The Community of St. Andrew is fortunate to have Father Silviu, Presvytera Irina and their three children, Tiberiu Nicolae, Maria Antonia, and Sofia Cristina in our midst.
The Glorious Prophet Elias (Elijah); Synaxis of the Russians who were perfected in France: Protopresbyter Alexios Mednedkov, Presbyter Dimitrii Klepinin, Mother Maria Skobtsova, her son Yuri Skobtsov, and Ilia Fondaminskii; Mother Maria Skobtsova, New-Martyr of France