Metropolitan Nikitas (Lulias) of the Dardanelles of the
Ecumenical Patriarchate ordained Vasili Hillhouse to first the Diaconate (Sat
4/2) and then to the Holy Priesthood (Sun 4/3) at St. John the Baptist's Greek
Orthodox Church in Beaverton, Oregon.
Fr. Vasili graduated from St. Tikhon’s in 2007. Since his
graduation he has been serving as a pastoral assistant to Fr. Theodore Dorrance
at St. John’s where Fr. Vasili participated in the seminary's summer internship
program. Aside from this Fr. Vasili also worked in the community as Social
Worker specializing in the care of disabled adults.
He and his wife Maria are expecting their third child later
this year and will continue to work in the Beaverton Parish until they receive
their first assignment.
May God bless and keep them and their family for many, many
years and may He also bless them as they begin this next phase of their public