Ordination of a Deacon for St. John Chrysostom Parish
On the 7th Sunday after Pascha, the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council, Fr. Christopher Stade from St. John Chrysostom church in House Springs, MO (outside of St. Louis) and several of his flock traveled to the Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in Chicago to participate in the ordination of a new deacon. After the greeting of His Grace, Bishop Peter, during the reading of the Hours, Isaac Crabtree was tonsured a reader. At the Little Entrance of the Divine Liturgy, Reader Basil Vogt was made a subdeacon and just before the singing of the Lord's Prayer, he was elevated to the rank of Deacon. We congratulate newly ordained Fr. Basil and the parishioners of St. John Chrysostom Church - may he serve to the glory of God! Axios!