My name is Fr. '''Andrew Stephen Damick''', and I'm an [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America|Antiochian]] [[priest]]
(a ''churchman'' or an ''ecclesiastic'' in that delightful older English mode of expression). Here on OrthodoxWiki, I'm one of the admins and the unofficial, self-anointed '''"Prove-to-Me-That-We-Need-That" Guy''' ([[User:ASDamick/Wiki-philosophy|more on that here]]).
I'm a 2007 graduate of [[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)]] with an M.Div. degree (''summa cum laude'' with Distinction in Church History). The title of my M.Div. thesis is ''The Archbishop's Wife: Archbishop [[Aftimios Ofiesh]] of Brooklyn, the [[American Orthodox Catholic Church]], and the Founding of the [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America|Antiochian Archdiocese]] (1880-1934)''. I graduated on [[May 26]], 2007, and served St. George Orthodox Cathedral in Charleston, West Virginia, as the assistant pastor, from 2007 to 2009. In 2009, I was assigned as the pastor of St. Paul Orthodox Church in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.
I'm also the author of ''[http://
www. conciliarpress.com/orthodoxy-and-heterodoxy .html Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: Exploring Belief Systems Through the Lens of the Ancient Christian Faith]'' from [[Conciliar Press]].
I was [[ordination|ordained]] to the [[deacon|diaconate]] on [[October 30]], 2005, by Bp. [[Thomas (Joseph) of Charleston and Oakland]] ([http://www.flickr.com/photos/asdamick/sets/1260314/ photos here]). I was ordained to the holy priesthood on [[October 29]], 2006, at [http://www.allsaintsnc.org/ All Saints Orthodox Church] in Raleigh, North Carolina, by Bp. [[Antoun (Khouri) of Miami]] ([http://www.flickr.com/photos/asdamick/sets/72157594360027980/ photos here]).