The V. Rev. Father Anthony G. Yazge (“Fr. Anthony”) was assigned as the pastor of St. George Orthodox Church beginning August 1, 2020. He is widowed and has three adult children. Fr Anthony grew up as a member of St George Orthodox Church in Washington, DC, and then was a founding member of SS Peter & Paul Orthodox Church in Potomac, MD. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education. Upon graduation, Fr Anthony was a Special Education teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland, and then worked in the business world before attending seminary.
While attending St Vladimir’s Seminary, Fr Anthony was ordained to the diaconate in July 1987 and the priesthood by Bishop Antoun on January 24, 1988. Upon graduating from seminary, Fr Anthony served as the pastor of St George Orthodox Church in Terre Haute, IN (1988-2006) and then as the Camp Director of the Antiochian Village Camp (2006-2020). While assigned to the Antiochian Village, Fr Anthony served as the Chairman of the Department of Camping, Chairman of the Department of Young Adult Ministry, served as the Antiochian Archdiocese representative on the Board of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship and was the Dean of the Western Pennsylvania Deanery. He also has served as the SOYO Priest in Charge of the Special Olympics Camp, as the NAC Teen SOYO and Midwest Teen SOYO Spiritual Advisor for many years and was the Alumni Board President of St Vladimir’s Seminary and by virtue of that office served on the St Vladimir’s Seminary Board of Trustees. Fr Anthony presently serves on the Board of Faithtree Resources.