by V. Rev. Michael Oleksa
Popular author and speaker Archpriest Michael J. Oleksa has spent most of his life serving the Church in Alaska and advocating for the Native populations there. But he has also had many adventures in other parts of the world. The unifying thread in all his experiences is the providence of God, leading him, providing for him, and guiding him through miracles large and small. In this collection of reminiscences, Fr. Michael relates story after story of the wondrous love and mercy of God working in his life and the lives his ministry has touched. His faith and enthusiasm are contagious.
About the Author: The Reverend Dr. Michael James Oleksa, born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, was educated at Georgetown University, St. Vladimir's Seminary, and the Orthodox Theological Faculty of Prague. He has spent nearly a half-century serving as parish priest, seminary dean, and chancellor of the Diocese of Alaska, and as representative of the Orthodox Church in America to various conferences and consultations of the World Council of Churches. He resides in retirement now in Anchorage with his Yup'ik wife, Xenia, and continues to teach part time at Alaska Pacific University and North Star Behavioral Hospital.