Monday, November 24, 2008

Two New Western Rite Ordinations

The Newly Ordained Servants of God

Bp. ANTOUN Ordains Dn. Christopher Nerreau to the Priesthood

Fr. Nerreau and Fr. Kenneth DeVoie, with Bp. ANTOUN

We send our heartfelt best wishes to the newest Western Rite Orthodox priests ordained in the Antiochian Western Rite Vicariate. Two ordinations, to the diaconate and the priesthood, took place this weekend. As I reported two weeks ago, the former Charismatic Episcopal Church priest Fr. Ken DeVoie and the former CEC deacon Chris Nerreau were scheduled to be ordained to the diaconate on Friday, November 21, and to the priesthood on Saturday, November 22, at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Worcester, Massachusetts. Fr. Kenneth will care for Emmanuel Orthodox Church in Warren, Massachusetts; and Fr. Christopher will tend St. Stephen's Orthodox Church in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Their ordinations come a little more than one month after the members of their churches, numbering more than 100 souls, were chrismated into the Holy Orthodox Church on October 18. You can see pictures of the chrismation service here.

We all send our best wishes to the Rev. Father Kenneth M. DeVoie and the Rev. Father Christopher Nerreau. Axios! Mustahek! They are worthy! May God grant them both a long and fruitful ministry.

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Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

May there be a thousand more!

11:49 AM  

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