Seminarians Speak https://www.svots.edu/voices/seminarian en Meet a Seminarian: Dn. Andrew Eskandar https://www.svots.edu/voices/seminarians/meet-seminarian-dn-andrew-eskandar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-voices-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SVOTS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-voices-img"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="https://www.svots.edu/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="https://www.svots.edu/sites/default/files/image_1_cropped.png" type="image/png; length=1048949">image_1_cropped.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Saint Vladimir’s Seminarian Deacon Andrew Eskandar was born and raised in Egypt until the age of thirteen, when his parents decided to move with Dn. Andrew and his two sisters to America to offer their children a more stable future. Since then, Dn. Andrew has lived in Staten Island, NY, where he is a member of Archangel Michael &amp; Saint Mena Coptic Orthodox Church. For many years, Dn. Andrew worked as a business analyst and has served in youth ministry. In the summer of 2020, he was ordained to the diaconate by His Grace, Bishop David of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of New York and New England (Bishop David is also an appointed member of St. Vladimir’s Seminary’s </em><a href="https://www.svots.edu/st-vladimirs-seminarys-board-trustees"><em>Board of Trustees</em></a><em>) . Bishop David assigned Dn. Andrew to full-time youth ministry in his diocese.</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.svots.edu/voices/seminarians/meet-seminarian-dn-andrew-eskandar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 12 Oct 2020 17:19:14 +0000 roman 29761 at https://www.svots.edu