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Ordination To The Holy Priesthood of Deacon Vincent Dranginis (3/10/19)

On Sunday March 10. 2019, Deacon Vincent Dranginis was ordained to the Holy Priesthood through the Laying On of Hands by His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory at St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church in St. Clair, PA.

Posted photos, courtesy of Alex Zarynow, show scenes from Great Vespers and the Ordination Liturgy.
Altar boys of St. Michaels in St. Clair, PA, faithfully serving Vespers
Soon to be tonsured Reader Matthew helps His Eminence vest.
Welcoming Metropolitan Gregory to St. Michael's Church in St. Clair, PA
Matthew Mykut being presented by Fr. Jeff Zias and Stephen Loposky for tonsuring to the order of Reader
Matthew Mykut reading the prayers for tonsuring.
Reader Matthew reading the epistle for the first time as Reader
Jonah Zias is being presented by Fr. Jeff Zias and Stephen Loposky for tonsuring to the order of Reader
His Eminence reading the prayers for tonsuring for Jonah Zias.
Reader Jonah Zias receiving the blessing to read the Holy Epistle
His Eminence giving the Homily
"We, who mystically represent the Cherubim,"
Deacon Vincent prostrating upon presentation for the ordination to the Holy Priesthood.
Deacon Vincent offering words of gratitude moments before his Ordination.
"Are you ready to become a Priest?" asks Metropolitan Gregory
Deacon Vincent taking a prayerful moment right before his ordination.
"For it is testified: “You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 7:17
The vesting of the newly ordained Fr. Vincent
AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!
Fr. Vincent receiving the Holy Eucharist from Metropolitan Gregory
Fr. Vincent distributing the Eucharist for the first time as a an ordained Priest.
Newly Ordained Fr. Vincent presents the Gifts following communion.
His Eminence with Newly Ordained Father Vincent and Pani Christyn
Parish Family Photo to commemorate a Blessed weekend
His Eminence with the newly Tonsured Readers Matthew (Left) and Jonah (Right)