Atlanta's new deacons

Smile and say “Jesus!”

A grateful diaconal bow to Deacon Steve Swope of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, who sent along the picture below: Atlanta’s 16 new deacons, ordained on February 5.

The Georgia Bulletin offered a preview of the rite (but as yet hasn’t posted online a followup.)  Congratulations and welcome, brothers!  Ad multos annos!


  1. Congratulations to all sixteen of you! Many blessings. AND, I am looking forward to 2013 when my friend Mark Friedlein will join you!
    Deacon Pete Bond, Yucaipa CA

  2. Just out of curiosity, why are they wearing their stoles in that fashion rather than bound at the side? Is that typical?

  3. Deacon Greg Kandra says:

    Chris …

    Those aren’t their stoles. That’s a typical design for a dalmatic.

    See here.

    Dcn. G.

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