College Conference West 2017


December 27-30, 2017 – St. Nicholas Ranch, California

Keynote Speaker – Fr. Vasile Tudora

Biography – Fr. Vasile Tudora is native of Romania and moved to Texas in 2001. He has pursued first a carrier in medicine at the “Carol Davila” University of Medicine in Bucharest.  Later, he responded to his call for priesthood and also pursued theological studies in Romania. He was ordained to the Holy Diaconate in February 2004 and Holy Priesthood in November 2005, being first assigned at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Colleyville, TX under the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (ROEA). In July 2007, he enters the Greek Archdiocese of America under the omophorion of Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver and is assigned as Proistamenos (presiding priest) at the Church of St. John the Baptist in Euless, Texas. Due to his dual background, Fr. Vasile has a strong interest in Christian Bioethics and writes articles on contemporary moral issues. He is married with Presvytera Mirela Tudora and they enjoy every minute of the time they spend with their 5 children. Beside the Church and family Fr. Vasile also longs for the great outdoors and experiments with digital photography.

Why are you looking forward to speaking on the Conference Theme of, “Glory to God for All Things”?

I’m looking forward to speaking at this OCF conference because giving glory to God, thanking God, being grateful for His providential care, seen or unseen, is a fundamental task for all Christians. Our relationship with God is based on an extraordinary exchange of gifts between God, the Initiator, and us, the responders. He, the loving Father, provides everything we need while we, the Sons, respond in kind with thanksgiving. He gives us life, we reciprocate by gifting Him back our lives. Without his exchange there is a gap, a lack of sorts that widens as our gratitude diminishes.

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