Diaconal Ordination of David Mastroberte
On Sunday May 30, 2010, Subdeacon David Mastroberte was ordained to the Diaconate by His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas at Christ the Saviour Cathedral. The posted photos show scenes from the ordination Liturgy.
His Eminence blesses at the beginning of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.
Subdeacon David prostrates upon entering the Altar.
"Divine grace, which always heals the ill, and fills that which is lacking, ordains the Subdeacon David to the diaconate..."
"Do you, O Master, fill this your servant David, whom You have made worthy to enter the Office of the Diaconate, and by the coming of the Holy and Life-giving Spirit, grant him the full measure of faith, love, power and holiness..."
His Eminence presents Deacon David with the orarion.
Deacon David distributes the Holy Eucharist.
His Eminence blesses the newly-ordained deacon upon the conclusion of his sermon and words of pastoral encouragement.
Deacon David with the concelebrants of the Divine Liturgy.
Newly Ordained Deacon David and His Wife Vikkie With His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas