Reverend Gorgi Pacemski, the spiritual
leader of St. Mary’s Macedonian Orthodox Church in Whittier - Los
Angeles was born in Berovo,
the Republic of Macedonia
on May 6th,1966.
He moved to the USA as a small kid having finished his
elementary education in Syracuse, New York, USA.
Father Gorgi, moved on to the "Saint
Clement of Ohrid" Theological Seminary
in Skopje, where he received his Orthodox Theological
1989 he was ordained as Deacon from the Archbishop Gavril
in the church "Sveta Petka" in Skopje, Macedonia. Then he served as clerk of
building the new Archbishopric Cathedral Church St. Clement of Ohrid, in Skopje.
Later after two years in 1991 he
was ordained as a priest from the Archbishop Gavril
in the church “St. Archangel Michael” in Skopje and then became the parish priest
for Saint George’s Church in Petrovec
a 5-year period as parish priest at St. George’s church in Skopje, Father Gorgi
in 1995 was sent to the United States by the Holy Synod of the Macedonian
Orthodox Church to serve as spiritual leader and parish priest of
St. Mary’s Macedonian Orthodox Church in Whittier – Los Angeles, were he was ordained as a
Very Reverend in the year of 2000 from the Archbishop Stefan.
Gorgi has been a great factor in the spread of Macedonian
Orthodoxy in the state of California and the surrounding states.
He has helped in the establishment and organization of the future
church of St. Archangel Michael Macedonian
Orthodox Church in Phoenix – Arizona.
The priest can be reached at:
Phone: 949-380-7467 FAX: 562-699-0444
of now because the Holy Synod of the Macedonian Orthodox Church
hasn’t assigned yet a priest to St. Archangel Michael
church, the parish priest from MOC St. Mary in Los Angeles
will be the assign one.
For all of the questions and needs please contact the priest
using the info given above.