User:Fr Mark

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The Very Reverend Mark Sahady graduated from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey with a Bachelor of Music Education, and later earned a Masters of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Liturgical Music from St. Vladimir’s Seminary. He earned a third Master’s in Military Arts at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. He directed choirs at St. Vladimir’s Seminary; St. Nicholas Cathedral, Brooklyn, New York; St. Stephen Church, South Plainfield, New Jersey; and Holy Ghost OCA Church, Ambridge, Pennsylvania and then became a priest. Fr. Mark produced a weekly radio broadcast called “Orthodoxy Speaks” in the Brownsville-Pittsburgh area, published an Orthodox music book for Vespers, Matins & Liturgy and also compiled the service music booklet for the Paraklesis to the Theotokos used throughout North America. As an Air Force Chaplain, Fr. Mark served at Orthodox churches and missions all over the USA and in Europe, Middle East and Japan. After serving the Life-Giving Font Greek Orthodox Convent in Dunlap, CA, he was asked by Metropolitan Philip to retire from the Air Force and serve St. Thekla Convent in Arabic, English and Greek. He has delivered numerous lectures and taught workshops on Orthodox chant and choral music and beginning Arabic.