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Ordination to the Holy Priesthood of Fr. Nathaniel Choma (9/30/8)

On Sunday, September 30, 2018, Fr. Nathaniel Choma was ordained to the Holy Priesthood through the Laying On Of Hands by His Grace Bishop Gregory of Nyssa at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Warren, Ohio.

Posted photos, courtesy of Fred Anzivino, show scenes from the Ordination Liturgy.

View Video of Ordination Here: youtu.be/bXcwQKxfKjI

View Video of Ordination Liturgy Homily Here: youtu.be/ksAiOD4nA2o

View Video of Bishop Gregory's Remarks At The End of Divine Liturgy Here: youtu.be/cFXA0-9jmII
Host Pastor, Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky greets His Grace Bishop Gregory prior to Divine Liturgy.
Bishop Gregory blesses the faithful.
Bishop Gregory ascends the Episcopal Throne.
Deacon Nathaniel intones the Great Litany.
The Great Litany.
The Little Entrance.
The Little Entrance
The Gospel Reading.
The Great Entrance
"May The Lord God Remember the ever-memorable founders and benefactors of this Church."
"Command!" Deacon Nathaniel is led to His Grace Bishop Gregory for Ordination to the Holy Priesthood.
Bishop Gregory addresses the candidate for Ordination to the Holy Priesthood.
Deacon Nathaniel offers a few words of gratitude to Bishop Gregory, his family, fellow parishioners and friends.
Deacon Nathaniel offers a few words of gratitude to Bishop Gregory, his family, fellow parishioners and friends.
"Deacon Nathaniel, the time has now come for your ordination to the Holy Priesthood!"
Deacon Nathaniel is led to the Holy Altar.
"O Holy Martyrs...." Deacon Nathaniel is led around the altar by Frs. Ken Bachofsky and Kevin Bartek.
"O Holy Martyrs...." Deacon Nathaniel is led around the altar by Frs. Ken Bachofsky and Kevin Bartek.
Deacon Nathaniel awaits ordination.
Deacon Nathaniel recites the Profession of Faith.
Fr. Nathaniel recites the Profession of Faith.
Fr. Nathaniel recites the Profession of Faith.
Fr. Nathaniel professes his obedience to His Diocesan BIshop and The Ecumenical Throne.
The Laying on of Hands.
The Laying on of Hands.
The Laying on of Hands.
The Laying on of Hands.
AXIOS! Fr. Nathaniel is vested in the Sticharion.
AXIOS! Fr. Nathaniel is vested in the Sticharion.
AXIOS! Fr. Nathaniel is vested in the Sticharion.
AXIOS! Fr. Nathaniel is vested in the Sticharion.
AXIOS! Fr. Nathaniel is vested in the Epitrachilion.
AXIOS! Fr. Nathaniel is vested in the Priestly Cuffs.
AXIOS! Fr. Nathaniel is vested in the Priestly Cuffs.
AXIOS! Fr. Nathaniel is vested in the Phelonion.
AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!
AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!
Bishop Gregory sings AXIOS to newly ordained Priest Nathaniel in an ancient Byzantine Chant.
Fr. Nathaniel takes his place as First Priest at the Altar.
Fr. Nathaniel prepares to distribute Holy Communion with the help of Deacon Ed Brisbine.
Fr. Nathaniel distributes Holy Communion to his mother Renay.
Fr. Nathaniel distributes Holy Communion to his mother-in-law Robin Scinto.
The final dismissal at Divine Liturgy.
Bishop Gregory offers the homily.
Co-celebrating clergy with His Grace Bishop Gregory and newly ordained Priest Nathaniel.
Co-celebrating clergy and altar servers with His Grace Bishop Gregory and newly ordained Priest Nathaniel.
Fr. Nathaniel and Pani Nicole with His Grace, Bishop Gregory and Choma family members. From left: Amanda, Renay, Jaclynn, Kayleigh, and Gregory.
Fr. Nathaniel and Pani Nicole with His Grace, Bishop Gregory and family members.
.Fr. Nathaniel and Pani Nicole with His Grace Bishop Gregory.
Fr. Nathaniel and Pani Nicole.
Fr Nathaniel prepares to greet the faithful with the cross.
Fr. Nathaniel's mother Renay venerating the cross held by the newly ordained priest.
Fr. Nathaniel's family approaching to venerate the cross held by the newly ordained priest.
Fr. Nathaniel sharing a lighter moment with his father Gregory.
Venerating the cross held by the newly ordained priest.
Pani Nicole venerates the cross held by Fr. Nathaniel.
Fr. Nathaniel with his Godparents Omar Jadue and Beverly Anderson.
Fr. Nathaniel with his sister Kayleigh Choma.
Fr. Nathaniel with his sisters Kayleigh, Jaclynn, and Amanda.
Fr. Nathaniel poses in celebration with best friend Spencer Bartley.
Fr. Nathaniel with his sister Amanda Choma.
Bishop Gregory with parish children who presented him with a floral bouquet.