• The V. Rev. Fr. antoun Aaraj

    Father Antoun Aaraj was born in Zahle, Lebanon on June 10, 1957. He left Lebanon and moved to America In February 1978.

    While living in Brookline, Massachusetts he attended Holy Cross Orthodox School of Theology. 

    On May 1983 he had completed his education and graduated with a Masters Degree.

    He met Nancy Shaghouri and on August 28, 1988 they got married. They were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Ana Sophia and Georgette (Georgie).


    On Palm Sunday April 23, 1989 at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, NY. Father Antoun was ordained to the holy Diaconate by Bishop Antoun. And less than a month later on May 7, 1989 he was ordained to the Holy priesthood by Bishop Antoun in Saint George church of West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

    He had served at Saint George West Roxbury, and Saint John of Damascus as assistant pastor. 

    Then left to serve at Saint Nicholas of San Francisco as associate pastor. 

    He left Saint Nicholas in San Francisco, California to Upper Darby, Pennsylvania to serve as Pastor at Saint George.

    Father Antoun was pastor at Saint Philip in Davie, Florida.

    And currently he is at Saint Ignatius Boca Mission since 2009 until present.    

    On May of 2011 Father Antoun was Elevated Archpriest by Bishop Antoun.

    We hope that you can join us to meet him, his family, and our community.

  • Sub deacon Charles (chuckie) shahadey

    St Ignatius Boca Mission, in Boca Raton, FL is very Blessed to have Charles (Chuckie) Shahadey, Jr as our Sub Deacon & Choir Director.  

    Chuckie has been serving the Church since early childhood.  

    Born and raised  in Terre Haute, Indiana, he found his passion through singing Praises to our Lord within the Antiochian Orthodox Churches around the Archdiocese.

    Chuckie was ordained by our Beloved Metropolitan PHILIP (Memory Eternal)  in 1991 in Washington D.C. at the National Convention. 

    His Love, Dedication, Enthusiasm and Beautiful singing voice add Beauty to every Church Service. 

    We are proud to have him among our flock at the St. Ignatius Boca Chapel.  

    He is Truly a Blessing to us all!!!