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Ordination Of Daniel VaskalisTo The Diaconate. of (8/23/15)

On Sunday August 23, 2015, Sub-deacon Daniel Vaskalis was ordained to the Holy Diaconate through the Laying-On-Of-Hands by His Grace, Bishop Gregory at St. John the Baptist Church in Nesquehoning, PA.

Photos Courtesy of Zachary Vaskalis
"Command him, reverend Master!" Subdeacon Daniel makes a prostration as he is led to the altar for ordination.
"Bless him, reverend Master!" Subdeacon Daniel is led by his pastor Fr. Lawrence Barriger and host pastor Fr. Robert Teklinsky to His Grace, Bishop Gregory.
"Let us pray for him, reverend Master, the one who presents himself before you."
Sub-deacon Daniel offers a few words.
His Grace, Bishop Gregory offers words of encouragement to Sub-deacon Daniel.
"O holy martyrs..." Subdeacon Daniel is led around the altar table.
The Laying on of Hands
The vesting.
"...Let us commend ourselves and one another and our life unto Christ our God. " Newly ordained Deacon Daniel offers his first Litany.
The Creed... " I believe in one God, Father Almighty..."
"Deacon approach!" Deacon Daniel approaches the altar to receive Holy Communion from His Grace, Bishop Gregory.
"In the fear of God with faith and with love come forward!".
Father Lawrence and Deacon Daniel
His Grace Bishop Gregory and the newly-ordained Deacon Daniel.
His Grace with Clergy and altar servers.