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Ordination to the Diaconate of George Ellis (2/11/17)

On Saturday, February 11, 2017, the Reader George Ellis was ordained as Subdeacon and Deacon by His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Cathedral in Johnstown.

Posted photos show scenes from the ordination.
The Ordination of Reader George Ellis to the Subdeaconate by His Grace, Bishop Gregory
Subdeacon George is led to the iconostasis by the priests.
Newly Ordained Subdeacon George stands before the Icon of Our Lord.
Subdeacon George is lead to the Altar for Ordination to the Diaconate by his brother, Fr. Michael Ellis and his classmate Fr. William Bennett.
Deacon George approaches the altar.
Deacon George offers words of gratitude.
Bishop Gregory offers words of wisdom to Subdeacon George.
Subdeacon George is led around the altar by Fr. Michael Ellis and Fr. William Bennett
"The Grace Divine which fills that which is imperfect .."
The vesting of the deacon.
The first petition as deacon.