Glory to Jesus Christ!
Wonderful news! Many of us were already planning to attend the Divine Liturgy at Holy Resurrection on Tuesday, September 14 (10am) for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross in order to be present at the ordination of Fr. Samuel to the Holy Priesthood. I am very happy to be able to report that we now all have one more reason to attend… At that same service, our very own Dr. Peter Choi will be ordained to the Holy Diaconate!
Given the timing and the late notice, I know that not everyone will be able to attend, but I wanted to give everybody as much notice as possible (I only found out about the plan yesterday, mostly because Vladyka only made the plan yesterday!) so folks can see if they can get the time off work (I’ll be asking my boss today if I can get that Tuesday off!) – and, if you can’t attend, please be sure to keep Dr. Peter and his family in your prayers on the day of the feast, along with Fr. Samuel.
This is exciting news not just for Dr. Peter and his family, but for our whole parish. I don’t know many mission parishes as young as ours that have been blessed with a deacon! God has been very good to us.
One small note on a related matter… We had already decided Sunday morning to change the Vesperal Liturgy that we had scheduled on Monday evening (Sept. 13) for the Exaltation of the Cross to a Vespers with Litya, given that a number of us were planning to go to the Liturgy for the feast at Holy Resurrection on Tuesday morning. This new news confirms that decision – and will make our celebration on the eve of the feast that much more festive!
Looking forward to being with you all on Monday and/or Tuesday to shout out our “Axios!”