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Ordination of Peter Sodini to the Diaconate (9/1/2013)

On Sunday September 1, 2013, Peter Sodini was ordained to the Order of Reader, Sub-deacon and the Diaconate by His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa at of St Michael's Orthodox Church of Niles, IL.

Posted Photos, Courtesy of Subdeacon Benjamin Pribish show scenes from the Ordination Liturgy.
Peter Sodini is brought before His Grace, Bishop Gregory for Tonsure as Reader of the Church.
The prayer at the tonsure.
The Tonsure Prayer.
Awaiting ordination to the Sub-deaconate.
Subdeacon Peter is being led forward for the Ordination to the Diaconate.
Subdeacon Peter offers words of gratitude to the Lord, his family and all who supported him in his journey to Holy Orders prior to his ordination to the Diaconate.
The Ordination to the Diaconate begins.
Very Rev. Protopresbyter Samuel Sherry leads Subdeacon Peter around the Altar Table.
"The Grace Divine fills that which is lacking..."
The Laying-On-Of-Hands.
Axios! Deacon Peter is presented with the Dalmatic.
Axios! Deacon Peter is presented with the Service Book.
Axios! Deacon Peter is presented with the cuffs.
Axios! Axios! Axios!
Deacon Peter chants the Litany of Supplication for the first time as Deacon.
Deacon Peter assists Bishop Gregory at the Liturgy.
Deacon Peter receives the Body of Christ.
Deacon Peter receives the Precious Blood of Christ.
Newly Ordained Deacon Peter with his family.