AXIOS!

Reader Seraphim Hamilton giving his first reading of the Epistle
Reader Seraphim Hamilton giving his first reading of the Epistle

Extending congratulations to my sponsor, Seraphim (Tom) Hamilton who was ordained as a Reader at the St. Basil the Great Antiochian Orthodox Church in Poquoson, VA.  He was ordained today (January 19th) by His Grace Bishop Thomas of the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland, and the Mid-Atlantic.  Also, Brad & Carrie Holmes were inducted into the Order of St. Ignatius.  His Grace was accompanied by Deacon Peter Maris, Subdeacon Benjamin Daniel and representatives from the Order of St. Ignatius.

Fr. James Purdie and Dcn. Peter Maris with Bishop Thomas for the Gospel Reading
Fr. James Purdie and Dcn. Peter Maris with Bishop Thomas for the Gospel Reading

During the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, Sayedna Thomas taught us that gratitude works hand in hand with faith and we should be careful to practice both in all of our endeavors.  We thank God for the Bishop’s leadership and pray many years of service from our newly ordained and inducted members.

Sdn. Benjamin Daniel, Bishop Thomas, and Fr. James Purdie inducting Carrie Holmes and her daughter into the Order of St. Ignatius (Brad was on duty)
Sdn. Benjamin Daniel, Bishop Thomas, and Fr. James Purdie inducting Carrie Holmes and her daughter into the Order of St. Ignatius (Brad was on duty)
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