The V. Rev. Father Nabil Hanna (“Fr. Nabil”) has been pastor of St. George Orthodox Church since August of 1995. He is married to Elaine, and they have three grown children. Fr. Nabil was born in Alexandria, Egypt, March 26, 1960. He emigrated to the United States with his parents and two sisters in 1968. He grew up in Portland, Oregon, and graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Portland with a degree in chemistry in 1981. He worked as an engineer for the Intel Corporation for the next five years.
In 1986, Fr. Nabil began studies at St. Vladimir’s Seminary in Crestwood, New York, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Master of Divinity degree and an emphasis in Biblical languages. He was ordained as a presbyter by Archbishop Philip on July 30, 1989. Prior to coming to St. George, he served as pastor at St. George Cathedral in Toledo, Ohio; St. John of Damascus Church in Dedham, Mass.; and assistant pastor at St. Luke’s Church in Garden Grove, California. Besides English, Fr. Nabil speaks Arabic and French and is proficient in ancient Greek and Hebrew.
Bishop Anthony was born Richard Anthony Michaels on the feast day of St. Anthony the Great (January 17, 1956) to parents Anthony and Gertrude Michaels and was baptized at St. Symeon the Stylite (also St. Simon the Zealot is commemorated) Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Ironwood, Michigan. Rick was raised with his sister, Joanne, and brother, Craig. The Orthodox church in Ironwood is pan-Orthodox and, therefore, included all ethnic Orthodox communities in the city. Bishop Anthony’s father is Lebanese and his mother is Serbian. As a teen-ager, he was active in all varsity athletics at Ironwood High School, including his role as the starting quarterback of his football team.
Bishop Anthony attended the University of Michigan, where he received his B.A. in Literature, Science and the Arts, having a double major in History and English Literature… Read More…
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