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RECTOR
V.Rev. Constantine White
V.Rev. Constantine White
V.Rev. Constantine White

Father Constantine White attended St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. Father Constantine served the Orthodox Church in Japan as a lay missionary for four years. Father Constantine was ordained at St. Nicholas Cathedral, where he served for 25 years, eventually becoming the Dean. Father Constantine also served as the Orthodox Chaplain at Georgetown University for 30 years.

Matushka Nina was born in Japan and raised in the Japanese Orthodox Church, her mother having converted to Orthodoxy after WWII. Father Constantine and Matushka Nina met in Japan and eventually married at the Cathedral in Tokyo. The Whites have two children, Philip and Alexandra, and a grandson Noah.


DEACONS
Deacon John Jubinski
Deacon John Jubinski
Deacon John Jubinski
Deacon John Jubinski

Deacon John Jubinski was ordained at St. Matthew’s on July 18th, 2021 by the Most Blessed Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada.  Deacon John is a 2021 graduate of the Orthodox Church of America’s Diaconal Vocations Program [DVP], an integral part of the Diaconal and Late Vocations Ministry.  Deacon John is a life-long Orthodox Christian who was baptized at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Washington, D.C. in 1953.  Besides being member of St. Nicholas, he was also a member of St Mark’s (Bethesda MD) before he and his wife, Beth, moved to St. Matthew’s.

Matushka Beth was born in New Mexico and spent most of her formative years in Satellite Beach, FL.   She is a former U.S. Navy LCDR before moving on to be a government employee.  Deacon John and Matushka Beth were married at St. Mark, and shortly after that blessed event, Matushka converted to Orthodoxy.  The Jubinski’s have two children, Catherine and Christine, as well as three grandchildren, Aidan, Cordelia, and Frederick.


Deacon Michael Day
Deacon Michael Day
Deacon Michael Day
Deacon Michael Day

Deacon Michael was born in Washington, DC and is a life-long resident of Maryland. Having a father that was in law enforcement and coming from a family with a strong military tradition, both were very important factors in the deacon’s moral formation. Having parents that were regular church attenders also made sure of that formation. Deacon Michael is a veteran of the USAF.  

Deacon Michael’s path to the Orthodox Church passed through Roman Catholicism, then through a stint of atheism, then finally arriving at the Orthodox Church in 1991. He was finally received into the OCA at St. Nicholas’ Cathedral on Great and Holy Saturday 1993 by then Metropolitan Theodosius. Deacon Michael remained in the cathedral community until 2011 when he joined that of St. Matthew’s in Columbia, Maryland. 

Later, in 1996 Deacon Michael was accepted to both St. Vladimir’s and St. Tikhon’s and chose to attend St. Tikhon’s. There, he graduated in 1999 with a Master of Divinity with Honors. From 2001 to 2002 Deacon Michael pursued a Master of Theology at Hellenic College/ Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Mass, ABD. 

After a long stint in the Subdiaconate, Deacon Michael was ordained to the Holy Diaconate at St. Matthew’s on February 5th 2023 by Metropolitan Tikhon on the Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee.  

Deacon Michael’s undergraduate degree was in Mathematics, and he enjoys studying and teaching it and is working on his MAT in that area. Other academic interests include the sciences – particularly physics and the plant sciences. For him, all these studies lead to wonder. 


SUBDEACONS
Subdeacon Conner Patrick Tweedell
Subdeacon Conner Patrick Tweedell
Subdeacon Conner Patrick Tweedell

IN LOVING MEMORY
Protodeacon Sergius Miller
Protodeacon Sergius Miller
Protodeacon Sergius Miller
Protodeacon Sergius Miller 12/4/1938 - 3/16/2022

Fr. Sergius was born in December 1938 at University Hospital in Baltimore. Until 1956 he lived in East Baltimore. He studied at Loyola College where he received his A.B. in 1960. At Catholic University, he completed his MA in Medieval History as well as the course work and comprehensive exams for the PhD. In 1973 he received a master's degree in Library Science.

After teaching for 5 years in Anne Arundel Co, Fr Sergius went on to work at Catholic University in DC in 1969. He began working in the religious section of the University and in 1974 he became assistant head, and then head, of the Acquisitions Division. In 1979 he became head of the Religious Studies Division and the next year Humanities was added. He retired in 2003.

Fr Sergius started attending St. Nicholas Cathedral in 1995 and began serving two years later. He was tonsured reader and ordained Subdeacon in December 1998, and ordained deacon in December 2006.

Fr Sergius joined Saint Matthew in March of 2011, and was raised to the protodiaconate on Holy Saturday, 2017 by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon.

Our Beloved Protodeacon Sergius fell asleep in the Lord on March 16th, 2022. Highlights of his funeral are here.

Deacon John had Protodeacon Sergius's cane placed in a memory box.  On July 10th, after liturgy, Fr. C. showed the parish the framed cane.  The cane will remain in the altar-the place most loved by PdnS and a reminder of PdnS to all serving at the altar.  Thank you Dcn. John for coordinating this heartfelt recognition project.


Clergy Who Have Served
Father Gregory Pelesh (1988 – 1989)
Father Gregory Pelesh (1988 – 1989)
Father Gregory Pelesh (1988 – 1989)
Father Raymond Velencia (1989 – 2010)
Father Raymond Velencia (1989 – 2010)
Father Raymond Velencia (1989 – 2010)
Father Duane Johnson (1997 – 2010)
Father Duane Johnson (1997 – 2010)
Father Duane Johnson (1997 – 2010)
Deacon Nicholas Denysenko (2006 – 2010)
Deacon Nicholas Denysenko (2006 – 2010)
Deacon Nicholas Denysenko (2006 – 2010)
Mailing Address
Orthodox Church of Saint Matthew
P.O. Box 2003
Columbia, MD 21045
Location
7271 Eden Brook Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
Email and Phone
info@stmatthewoca.org
240-755-0324 (Phone)
  • Thu
    20Jun

    7:00 pm - Parish Council Meeting
  • Sat
    22Jun

    5:00 Festal Vespers for Pentecost
  • Sun
    23Jun

    PENTECOST
    9:15 3rd Hour
    9:30 Divine Liturgy 
    followed by Kneeling Prayers
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