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Ordinations at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Ottawa, Canada (3/24/19)

Sunday March 24, 2019 was an historic day in the life of the Canadian Deanery of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of North America. During Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Christ the Savior Church in Ottawa, Ontario, ordinations to each of the four orders of the Church, Reader, Subdiaconate, Deaconate, and the Holy Priesthood took place through the Laying on of Hands of His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory.

Deacon Paul Tadros of St. Silouan the Athonite Mission in Toronto, Ontario was ordained to the Holy Priesthood, Deacon Peter (Craig) Bowers of Christ The Savior Parish was ordained to the offices of Reader and Subdeacon and the Holy Diaconate, and Readers Michael Luciuk and Efraim Pfeil, of St.Silouan the Athonite Mission were also ordained to the Subdiaconate.

While occurring on the Second Sunday of Great Lent, with the presence of His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory, in the Church which was filled to capacity, and the angelic singing of the parish choir, the faithful enjoyed a foretaste of the joy of Holy Pascha.

Photos, courtesy of Andrew Galloway and Corneliu Rusu, show scenes from the historic and inspiring Divine Liturgy in the northeastern most corner of the Diocese.

View Photos of Great Vespers Presided Over By Metropolitan Gregory (Saturday March 23, 2019): www.acrod.org/multimedia/photos/?setID=72157679511265018


Videos of the Ordinations Can be seen here as well:

Fr. Paul Tadros : youtu.be/sEXXHznqs4M

Deacon Peter: youtu.be/FbUtp2tq2-8

Subdeacon Efraim: youtu.be/smHyruwNmGQ

Subdeacon Michael: youtu.be/BtRzyTqvQzU
Brothers and sisters from St. Silouan await the first ordinations.
Reader Craig Bowers helps vest His Eminence.
One of the faithful lighting a candle.
Craig Bowers presented for tonsuring to the order of Reader
Craig Bowers presented for tonsuring to the order of Reader
Reader Craig Bowers being tonsured
Reader Craig Bowers being tonsured
Reader Craig Bowers being tonsured
Reader Craig Bowers chants a reading from the Acts of the Holy Apostles
Reader Craig Bowers chants a reading from the Acts of the Holy Apostles.
The tonsure of Reader Craig Bowers.
Axios!
Reader Michael Luciuk is presented for being ordained to the order of Subdiaconate
Reader Michael is ordained to the Subdiaconate by Metropolitan Gregory.
Reader Michael is ordained to the Subdiaconate by Metropolitan Gregory
Reader Michael is ordained to the Subdiaconate by Metropolitan Gregory
Reader Ephraim Pfeil is presented for being ordained to the order of Subdiaconate
Reader Ephraim is ordained to the Subdiaconate by Metropolitan Gregory
Reader Ephraim is ordained to the Subdiaconate by His Eminence.
Reader Ephraim is ordained to the Subdiaconate by Metropolitan Gregory
Two newly ordained subdeacons.
Subdeacons Michael and Ephraim
Reader Craig Bowers is presented for ordination to Subdiaconate
Reader Craig Bowers is ordained to the Subdiaconate by Metropolitan Gregory.
Reader Craig Bowers is ordained to the Subdiaconate by Metropolitan Gregory
Ordination of Subdeacons Michael, Ephraim, and Craig Bowers
Deacon Paul at Great Litany
Deacon Michael Laliberte chanting the Gospel Reading while Metropolitan Gregory and the Very Reverend Fr. Maxym Lysack look on.
Children singing "The Thrice-Holy Hymn"
The children of Christ the Saviour sing for his Eminence.
Metropolitan Gregory addresses the faithful at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Ottawa, Canada
Metropolitan Gregory during homily
Metropolitan Gregory during homily
Subdeacon Craig Bowers addresses the faithful just prior to his ordination to the Diaconate, taking the name of the Apostle Peter.
Deacon Paul is presented for the ordination to the Holy Priesthood
Deacon Paul addresses the faithful just prior to his ordination to the Holy Priesthood
Deacon Paul addresses the faithful just prior to his ordination to the Holy Priesthood
The faithful listening to Deacon Paul
"Are you ready to become a priest?" asks Metropolitan Gregory
Ordination of Deacon Paul to the Holy Priesthood
Ordination of Deacon Paul to the Holy Priesthood
Deacon Paul 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)
"For it is testified: You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek" (Hebrews 7:17)
"For it is testified: You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek" (Hebrews 7:17)
"For it is testified: You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek" (Hebrews 7:17)
The vesting of newly ordained Fr. Paul
The vesting of newly ordained Fr. Paul
Axios!
Axios!
The vesting of newly ordained Fr. Paul
The vesting of newly ordained Fr. Paul
Axios!
The vesting of newly ordained Fr. Paul
Axios! Axios! Axios!
Newly ordained Deacon Peter is presented to the congregation by Metropolitan Gregory. Axios!
His Eminence with newly ordained Fr. Paul Tadros of St. Silouan Parish located in Toronto, Canada. Axios!
Subdeacon Craig Bowers is presented for ordination to the Diaconate, taking the name of the Apostle Peter.
Subdeacon Craig Bowers is presented for ordination to the Diaconate, taking the name of the Apostle Peter.
Subdeacon Craig Bowers addresses the faithful just prior to his ordination to the Diaconate, taking the name of the Apostle Peter
Subdeacon Craig Bowers addresses the faithful just prior to his ordination to the Diaconate, taking the name of the Apostle Peter
Ordination of Subdeacon Craig Bowers to the Diaconate, taking the name of Apostle Peter
Ordination of Subdeacon Craig Bowers to the Diaconate, taking the name of Apostle Peter
Ordination of Subdeacon Craig Bowers to the Diaconate, taking the name of Apostle Peter
Ordination of Subdeacon Craig Bowers to the Diaconate, taking the name of Apostle Peter
Ordination of Subdeacon Craig Bowers to the Diaconate, taking the name of Apostle Peter
Ordination of Subdeacon Craig Bowers to the Diaconate, taking the name of Apostle Peter
Vesting of the newly ordained Deacon Peter
Vesting of the newly ordained Deacon Peter
Axios! Axios! Axios!
Newly ordained Deacon Peter during Divine Liturgy
Newly ordained Deacon Peter during Divine Liturgy
The faithful receiving Holy Communion
New ordained Fr. Paul and Deacon Peter during the Prayed Before the Ambon
His Eminence with the family of newly ordained Fr. Paul
His Eminence with the family of newly ordained Deacon Peter
His Eminence with newly ordained Deacon Peter. Axios!
His Eminence with the newly ordained Deacon Peter
His Eminence with the family of newly ordained Subdeacon Ephraim
His Eminence with the family of newly ordained Subdeacon Michael
His Eminence with the families of newly ordained Subdeacons Michael and Ephraim
His Eminence with clergy from Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Ottawa, Canada) and St. Silouan Parish (Toronto, Canada)
His Eminence with clergy from Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (Ottawa, Canada) and St. Silouan Parish (Toronto, Canada)