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About the Answers

For many years, questions were answered by Fr. John Matusiak, who reposed in the Lord on August 15, 2019. A native of Erie, PA, Fr. John received a BA in Communications from Iona College, New Rochelle, NY before receiving a M.Div. from St. Vladimir's Seminary in 1975.

He served parishes in Shillington, PA; Minneapolis, MN; and, beginning in 1989, Wheaton, IL, where he was the founding rector of Saint Joseph Church.

He also served as Managing Editor of The Orthodox Church magazine and as Senior Editor of the OCA web site. Former vice-president of Syndesmos, the World Fellowship of Orthodox Youth, he served on various OCA departments, including youth, religious education, and evangelization. For years, he worked with the Orthodox Christian Education Commission as editor of "On The Upbeat" and regular contributor to "Young Life" and "Concern" magazines.

Fr. John was married to the former Barbara Zelina of Campbell, OH, and the Matusiaks are the parents of two children—Protodeacon Joseph [Nina] and Juliana—and the grandparents of five children.