Bishop John's Visit

The unexpected happened. To my surprise, I was given the right to wear the double orarion. I"m really thrilled about it.

On a couple of occasions I have been asked if I am a full deacon.  In the Russian practice, the newly ordained deacon wears a single orarion and has to "earn" the right to wear the double orarion.  In the Byzantine practice, the newly ordained deacons immediately wears the double orarion.

I was the only deacon serving today.  The bishop brought a priest and subdeacon with him.  I felt that the whole service went very well. 

After the Liturgy gramaticas were awarded to several members of the parish.  One was a surprise to me, but I completely agreed with it.  Often people who really make an impact on an organization are not recognized.  This definitely is not the case here.

My last Hierarchal Divine Liturgies were in September 2017 and they both were Antiochian which is a different practice.  But everybody was extremely helpful and guided me in a positive manner. 
 

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