The Very Rev. Andrew Woronovich, 70, a retired priest of the Orthodox Church in America attached to Saint Andrew Church here, died on Tuesday, August 27, 2002.
Father Woronovich was born in Baltimore, MD on March 24, 1932. After graduation from Loyola College, Baltimore, in 1956, and his marriage to the former June Buday, he was ordained to the Holy Diaconate on June 3, 1956 by Metropolitan Nicholas [Yarushevich] of Krutitsy and Kolomna of the Exarchate of the Patriarchate of Moscow in North America and to the Holy Priesthood by Metropolitan Antony [Bashir] of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese on August 19 of the same year.
After a brief assignment at Saints Peter and Paul Patriarchal Cathedral, Passaic, NJ, he served as pastor of Saint John the Baptist Church, New Kensington, PA, from 1957 until 1971. During his pastorate in New Kensington, he was responsible for the construction of the parish’s new church complex.
With the granting of autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in America by the Moscow Patriarchate in 1970, Father Woronovich and the faithful in New Kensington were received into the Orthodox Church in America. In 1971, Father Woronovich was reassigned to Holy Trinity Church, Detroit, MI, where he served until he retired in 1997.
In addition to his pastoral duties, Father Woronovich served as Dean of Michigan Deanery of the OCA Diocese of the Midwest for several years. In 1980 he served as clergy chairman of the local organizing committee for the 6th All-American Council, which was held in Detroit.
After his retirement, he and his wife returned to Baltimore, where Father Woronovich was attached to Saint Andrew Church.
In recognition of his 45th anniversary in the priesthood in 2001, Father Woronovich was awarded the Order of Saint Innocent, Bronze Class, by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Theodosius.
In addition to his wife June, Father Woronovich is survived by one sister, Sasha Milosavich, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Saint Andrew Church, 2028 East Lombard Ave., Baltimore, on Thursday, August 30, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A Panikhida will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m.
On Friday, August 31, visitation will be held at the church from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at which time the Burial Service for a Priest will be celebrated.
The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed by interment at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Elkridge, MD.
May Father Woronovich’s memory be eternal!