UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Archbishop Antony Ordains a New Deacon!
On Sunday August 7, 2011 the faithful of St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Carteret, NJ gathered to witness the ordination of Subdeacon Francis Rella to the Deaconate through the laying on of hands of His Eminence Archbishop Antony, the Ruling Hierarch of the Eastern Eparchy and the President of the Consistory of the UOC of the USA. His Eminence Archbishop Antony was greeted by the children of the parish community along with president of the parish board of administration Richard Stokes and cathedral’s pastor Protopresbyter Taras Chubenko.
Archbishop Antony celebrated hierarchical Divine Liturgy with Protopresbyter Taras Chubenko along with Deacons James K. Cairns and Nicholas Zachary, Subdeacon Phillip Harendza of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Bound Brook, NJ, Subdeacon Richard Jendras and altar servers Victor & Nicholas Obrizan and James D. Cairns.
An agape brunch was held at the St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Community Center for all who attended the festivities.