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Father David Urban's Ordination To The Holy Priesthood (5/17/15)

On Sunday May 17, 2015, Deacon David Urban, a 2015 Graduate of Christ the Saviour Seminary, was ordained to the Holy Priesthood through the Laying On Of Hands by His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Homestead, PA.

Posted photos courtesy of Kira Fischer and Michael Stan show scenes from the Ordination Liturgy.
Deacon David is led to the center of the Church to begin the Holy Mystery of Ordination to the Priesthood
Command! Deacon David is being brought forth for Ordination to the Holy Priesthood.
Deacon David is presented to His Grace, Bishop Gregory for Ordination.
Deacon David offers a few words prior to his ordination to the Holy Priesthood.
"Deacon David, the time has now come for your ordination to the Holy Priesthood!"
Deacon David reverences the hand of his ordaining Bishop.
"O Holy Martyrs..... Deacon David is led around the Altar Table
Deacon David reverences the Bishop as he is led around the Altar Table by Fr. Michael Zak.
Awaiting the Laying on of Hands
The Laying-On-of-Hands
"The Grace Divine which fills that which is imperfect, ordains the most-pious Deacon David to the Holy Priesthood.
Priestly Vestments.
Axios! Fr. David is vested in the priestly sticharion.
Axios! Fr. David is vested in the priestly stole.
Axios! Fr. David is presented with the priestly cuffs.

Axios! Fr. David is vested in the priestly zone.
Axios! Fr. David is vested in the priestly phelonion.
Axios! Fr. David is presented with the priestly service book.

HE IS WORTHY!!! AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!
The newly ordained priest takes his place at the Altar Table.
"The newly ordained Priest David receives the Most-Precious Blood of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ!"
"Receive the Body of Christ!"
The final blessing.
His Grace, Bishop Gregory with co-celebrating clergy.
Newly ordained Priest David Urban with His Grace, Bishop Gregory.
His Grace Bishop Gregory is pictured with the newly ordained Priest David and family members.