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Great Speakers of OLPH Pilgrimages: Fr. David Anderson: Holy Mary, Virgin, Disciple and Mother, 2019

Updated: Oct 19, 2019

If you missed our 20th annual pilgrimage at the Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Olympia, Washington, you can still listen to the excellent talks by Father David Anderson on the topic Holy Mary, Mother, Virgin and Disciple. Pilgrim Sean Doyle recorded them and was kind enough to make them available on SoundCloud:

August 17, 2019 Pilgrimage OLPH Shrine Olympia, WA:

Father David Anderson: Holy Mary, Virgin, Disciple and Mother

Part I

Part II

Part IV

Father David is the new Byzantine Catholic Chaplain at Wyoming Catholic College where he will teach about our Eastern Catholic faith. This is the first time, to my knowledge, that a US Catholic college or university has a true Byzantine presence. What a wonderful opportunity for our college bound children.

In the past twenty years, we have been blessed with many great Byzantine Catholic teachers. It almost seems that very quietly Our Lady of Perpetual Help is building a center of Byzantine culture and learning around her shrine.

Listen to Father David's talks and learn.

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Here's a short biography of Father David from the Wyoming Catholic College website:

Fr. David Anderson


B.A. (Philosophy), Wadhams Hall College


Fr. Anderson was born in Jamestown, New York, and graduated from Wadhams Hall College with a B.A. in Philosophy. In 1983, he was ordained to the priesthood for the Orthodox Church and served for four years as the pastor of St. Michael Church in Portage, PA, before helping develop the newly-created Antiochian Evangelical Orthodox Mission in 1987. For the next eleven years, he served at parishes in Washington and California before being received into the Ukrainian Catholic Church in January, 1999. Since then, he has lived in Ukaih, California, serving as the administrator of St. Peter Eastern Catholic Mission and an instructor of philosophy at Mendocino College. Fr. Anderson has taught many classes on the early Church Fathers and the liturgy for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the Magdala Apostolate, and the Monastery of Christ in the Desert, and has extensive experience translating for St. Vladimir Seminary Press (including their editions of St. Basil’s On the Holy Spirit and St. John Damascene’s On the Divine Images).  He has also translated liturgical texts for the Orthodox Church in America, and filmed several catechetical series for the Christian Activist.

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