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Fr. Michael Skrocki

Pastor

 

Fr. Michael Skrocki, son of the late Stanley and Jeselda (Pesaresi) Skrocki, was born in Allentown, Pa.  He grew up in the Allentown area and attended Catholic grade school and high school.  As a young man, Fr. Michael was active in the Boy Scouts and attained the rank of Eagle Scout.  Besides an undergraduate degree in Russian Father also has some expertise with computers and worked in that field for a number of years.


In 1996 Father Michael entered the eparchial seminary of St. Gregory the Theologian in Newton, MA and attended classes at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary.  He was ordained to the priesthood in 2000 and served as pastor of St. Ann Melkite Greek-Catholic Church in Waterford, CT and later as pastor of St. Ann Melkite Greek-Catholic Church in Danbury, CT.  Fr. Michael serves on the Eparchial Board of Consultors, teaches Canon Law at the Eparchial Deacon Training Program, and has edited several of the liturgical publications of Sophia Press – the publishing wing of the Eparchy.  Currently, Fr. Michael serves as the Judicial Vicar for the Eparchy as well as serving as Pastor of St. Ignatios Melkite Greek-Catholic Church in Augusta, GA.


BA – Russian and Slavic Studies – Kutztown University – 1989 (summa cum laude)

M.Div. – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology – 1999 (with high distinction)

JCL – Catholic University of America – 2003 – Thesis: The Notion of Subsidiarity in the Light of Patriarchal Rights in Title VII of the Codex Canonum Ecclesiarum Orientalium

JCD – Catholic University of America – 2007 – Dissertation: Historical Roots of the Extraordinary Form of Marriage in the 1990 Codex Canonum Ecclesiarum Orientalium as found in the Imperial Legislation of Justinian, Constantine V and Leo VI

Graduate Certificate – Boston University 2018 – Genealogical Research


Publications:

One of two translators and/or principal editor of:


The Octoechos (4 volumes)

The Menaion (12 volumes)

The Lenten Triodion (4 volumes)

The Pentecostarion (3 volumes)

Holy Week (2 volumes)

The Horologion


All published by Sophia Press these volumes represent the first complete, modern-English translations of the Liturgical service books of Constantinople.


Organizations Belonged To:


National Eagle Scout Association – Life Member

American Radio Relay League – Life Member

Canon Law Society of America

Guardia d’Onore alle Reali Tombe del Pantheon

Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

Knights of Columbus

National Genealogical Society

Order of the Sons of Italy

Society for the Law of the Eastern Churches

Związek Szlachty Polskiej (Polish Nobility Association – Warsaw, Poland)