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Ordination of Deacon Nicholas Mihaly (5/24/15)

On Sunday May 24, 2015, Subdeacon Nicholas Mihaly was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Stratford, CT (Silver Lane)

Posted photos, courtesy of Mark Sudik & Jill Fazekas show scenes from the Ordination Liturgy.
Host Pastor, Very Rev. Fr. Michael Macura welcomes His Grace, Bishop Gregory to St. John's Church.
Parish Council President Carole Krochta welcomes His Grace, Bishop Gregory with the traditional gifts of bread and salt.
Alex Breno holds the Triple Candle during Liturgy.
National Senior ACRY President Amy Coffman.
His Grace, Bishop Gregory offers incense during the Cherubic Hymn.
The Great Entrance
"Let us lift up our hearts!!!!"
"Command!" Subdeacon Nicholas is led by his father, Protopresbyter Luke Mihaly and Fr Michael Chendorain to Bishop Gregory for ordination to the Diaconate.
Fr. Luke Mihaly and Fr. Michael Chendorain present Subdeacon Nicholas to His Grace Bishop Gregory for Ordination.
Subdeacon Nicholas offers words of gratitude prior to his ordination to the Diaconate.
Bishop Gregory offers words of guidance and instruction to the soon to be ordained deacon.
Subdeacon Nicholas kneels before the Holy Altar, awaiting ordination to the Diaconate.
The Laying On Of Hands.
The Laying On Of Hands.
The Laying On of Hands By His Grace, Bishop Gregory.
Deacon Nicholas is vested by His Grace, Bishop Gregory.
Axios!
AXIOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deacon Nicholas intones his first Litany as deacon.
Newly ordained Deacon Nicholas takes his place next to His Grace, Bishop Gregory.
"The newly ordained Deacon Nicholas receives the Precious Blood of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ. "
Father and Son..... Fr. Luke offers words of instruction to his son, Deacon Nicholas.
The final blessing at Divine Liturgy.
Father and Son.....
Fr Deacon Nicholas with the members of his immediate family.
His Grace Bishop Gregory with Deacon Nicholas, Stacey and Cyril Mihaly.
Fr Deacon Nicholas, Stacey and Cyril Mihaly.
Antonia & Veronica receive Antidoron from Bishop Gregory.
Fr Peter Paproski, National Sr. ACRY Spiritual Advisor joins the ACRY Youth Plain Chant Chorale who led beautifully led the responses to Liturgy in the singing of hymns during the Veneration of the Cross.