The Ordination to the Diaconate of Fr. Deacon Gregory Jusiniano
Sunday December 29, 2002 was indeed a historic day for Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Danbury, Connecticut and for our American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese. During the 10:00 am Divine Liturgy, Sub-deacon Gregory Justiniano was ordained to the Holy Deaconate through the Laying-On-Of-Hands by His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas. Deacon Gregory, a 2002 graduate of the Diocesan Deaconate Program, is the first member of our diocese of hispanic backround to be ordained to major orders. Deacon Gregory,a former Assemblies of God Minister, and a teacher at Danbury High School is married and is the father of 4 children. Together with His Pastor, the Very Rev. Luke Mihaly, he has organized an outreach program to the Hispanic Community which promotes literacy in the English Language. Fr. Deacon Gregory is one of six vocations from the parish over the past ten years. The posted photos below show scenes from this memorable day.
Subdeacon Gregory Kneels Before the Altar Table As His Eminence, Metropolitan NICHOLAS Ordains Him to the Office of Deacon Through the Laying-On-Of-Hands. .
Newly Ordained Deacon Gregory Is Exhorted By Metropolitan NICHOLAS To Faithfully Preach The Gospel and Unconditionally Serve the Church.
Deacon Gregory Expresses His Gratitude To His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas And The Members of The Holy Trinity Parish Family For Their Christian Love, Kindness and Prayers on His Day of Ordination.
O Holy Martyrs.... Sub-Deacon Gregory Justiniano Prepares to Process Around the Altar Table Prior to the Laying-On-Of-Hands by His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas
Newly Ordained Deacon Gregory Is Pictured With His Eminence, Metropolitan NICHOLAS, His Wife Edna and Children
Let Us Complete Our Prayer Unto The Lord... Newly Ordained Deacon Gregory Takes His First Petition as Deacon.