Ordination of Fr. William George to the Holy Priesthood (3/23/14)
On the weekend of March 22- 23, 2014, His Grace, Bishop Gregory made his first Archpastoral Visit to Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Rockaway, NJ.
The highlight of His Grace's pastoral visit was the ordination to the Holy Priesthood of parish vocation, Fr. William George at the Sunday, Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.
Photos show scenes from the Hierarchical Liturgy and Ordination.
"You have entered O Archpriest...."
Deacon William performs the Great Censing of the Church.
"Wisdom, be attentive!" - The Small Entrance.
Deacon William is presented for ordination to His Grace, Bishop Gregory.
Deacon William addressed the parish faithful and all those in attendance prior to his ordination.
"O Holy Martyrs..." Deacon William is led around the altar.
"The Grace Divine which fills that which is imperfect, ordains the most pious Deacon William to the Holy Priesthood..."
AXIOS! Fr. William is vested in the priestly zone.
He is Worthy! AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!
"In the fear of God and with Faith and Love draw near."
Newly ordained Priest William George.
Bishop Gregory offers a few words at the conclusion of Divine Liturgy.
Bishop Gregory with the newly ordained Priest William and co-celebrating Clergy.
Bishop Gregory with Fr. William and Pani Amy and the members of their family.
The St. Peter and Paul Parish Family
The beautiful interior of Sts. Peter and Paul Church.