Fr. Anthony Perkins
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When I was mobilized to in 2001, I found myself away from home and, despite the Army’s best efforts, some free time on my hands. Rather than waste it on video games, I took advantage of the opportunity to spend more time at church. There was an Orthodox mission in town that appreciated my energy and enthusiasm. Within a few months of my arrival, I was meeting with our bishop to come up with a course of discernment and study for the priesthood. I was ordained as a deacon in 2004 and finished my seminary studies in 2005. Upon my return from my second trip to Afghanistan in 2007, my wife, my bishop, and I all agreed that it was time to take the next big step: the priesthood. Which is how a Georgia boy ended up preaching Christ to Yankees in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and … and loving it.