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Tonsure of Samuel Loposky as Reader (7/24/15)

On Friday July 24, 2015, Samuel Loposky was tonsured as Reader by His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa at Sts Cyril and Methodios Church during the first Diocesan Camping week at Camp Nazareth in Mercer, PA.

Posted photos, courtesy of Kristofer Carlisle, show scenes from the Tonsure ceremony.
"Command!" - Samuel Loposky is led by his Father, Very Rev. Stephen Loposky and Fr. John Chudik
Samuel Loposky is presented to His Grace for Tonsure as Reader.
Samuel Loposky reads the troparion.
"The Servant of God Samuel is Tonsured as Reader..."
Tonsure of Samuel Loposky
Newly Tonsured Reader Samuel.
Reader Samuel is given the blessing to read the Epistle.
The reading of the Acts of the Holy Apostles.
Prayer prior to vesting.
Vesting of the newly tonsured Reader.
"My son, the order of Reader is the first step on the path to the Holy Priesthood."
Bishop Gregory exhorts the newly tonsured Reader to read the Holy Scriptures daily.
Bishop Gregory offers the final prayer.
Reader Samuel Loposky with His Grace, Bishop Gregory and his father, Very Rev. Stephen Loposky.
Bishop Gregory with newly Tonsured Reader Samuel Loposky and his family.