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The Ordination of Subdeacon James Janiec to the Diaconate (8/28/13)

On Wednesday August 28, 2013, the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God, Subdeacon James Janiec was ordained to the Diaconate at Christ the Saviour Cathedral By His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa.

Photos Courtesy of Nicholas Bocher, show scenes from the Ordination Liturgy and the luncheon which followed.
Cathedral faithful bring flowers to be blessed for the Feast.
Subdeacon James is lead by Protodeacon Oleg Aminov to His Grace Bishop Gregory.
Subdeacon James washes His Grace's hands.
Command!
Subdeacon James prays before the icon of the Mother of God awaiting ordination.
The Ordination begins...
Bishop Gregory lays his hands upon Subdeacon James, offering the prayer of Ordination.
Axios! His Grace presents the newly ordained deacon with the sticharion.
Deacon James is presented with the orarion.
Deacon James offers his first petition.
Deacon James assists at the altar.
In the fear of God and with faith and love draw near!
Receive the Body of Christ...
The blessing of flowers by His Grace, Bishop Gregory.
A festive lunch followed at a local restaurant.