On Friday I had the privilege to participate in a deacon ordination. I had not been to an ordination since my own almost five years ago. It is wonderful to be able to participate and welcome a new brother to the ranks. That is not the end of the story however.
The ordination was the beginning of a weekend full of ordinations. Like I said on Friday we ordained one deacon. Yesterday we were to ordain the new deacon a priest and another to the deaconate. Then today the deacon will be ordained a priest and another man will be ordained deacon. Tow of the three are converts to orthodoxy and have brought their congregations into the fold. This has been a years long journey for them that, as I told them on Friday is only just beginning. So Axios Fr. Kevin and Axios Fr. Christopher!