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Rev. Silouan (a.k.a. Sloan) Rolando

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Father Figaro’s Summary of Theology: “God is love, and the candles to Saint Jude are two bucks.”

Welcome to my home page.  If you have come to learn a bit about me, here is at least part of the story. 

I am an Orthodox Christian living in God's Country, that is, the Midwest.  I live in my wife's hometown of New Lenox, Illinois, which is south of Chicago and east of Joliet.  

I am originally from Leonard, Michigan, a small rural village 36 miles north of Detroit.  I have lived in Southfield (Michigan), Chicago, Cincinnati, and Cedar Lake (Indiana).  The last three locations were home because I was once a member of the Order of Friars Minor.  I was formerly a member of the Ukrainian-Greco Catholic Church, too.  I have a BS in mechanical engineering from Lawrence Technological University.  I studied Philosophy and Theology at Loyola University Chicago and Catholic Theological Union.  I am married to the ever-wonderful Gina and father of Kira, Gregory, and Lucia.  I am a graduate of at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.

I compose and arrange liturgical music.  Liturgy and music have been part of my constant study since 1992.  Of course, I specialized in these things at Seminary.  I was previously the choir director at St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Pro-Cathedral in Hammond, Indiana. I now serve as a priest at Ss. Peter and Paul's Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Palos Park, Illinois, where I served as deacon from 2004-2009.   To the pay the bills, I am an IBM AS/400 programmer and web site developer. I also am instructor at Joliet Junior College where I teach Introduction to Comparative Religion.

God bless all of you who have visited my page!

Father Silouan (Sloan) Rolando

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