Chaplain honored for 42 years of active service

Fr Jerome Cwiklinski

Archpriest Chaplain Carl Jerome Cwiklinski, CPT CHC USN, was honored upon his retirement from 42 years of distinguished military service here on Friday, September 18, 2014.

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, celebrated a Service of Thanksgiving in Camp Pendleton’s Saint John the Forerunner Chapel, assisted by Father Jerome.  Concelebrating were Priest David Hostetler LT, CHC, USN, Camp Pendleton [Greek Archdiocese]; Archpriest Alexander Federoff; Priest Andrew Cuneo; and Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak.  Clergy from the Moscow Patriarchate, the Greek and Antiochian Archdioceses, and the Serbian Diocese also, together with Matushka Wendy Cwiklinski, their five children, and many chapel faithful also were present to honor Father Jerome.

Metropolitan Tikhon presented Father Jerome and Matushka Wendy with…

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