Some news from the East! (Well, actually, Pennsylvania…). You can read the details here. Who’s who, below.
His Grace Bishop Gerald N. Dino (center), Eparch of Phoenix, ordained six men of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh to the Holy Diaconate on Sunday, Oct. 9. The ordinations with hierarchical Divine Liturgy took place at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Munhall, Pa. The Deacon Formation Program Class of 2011 includes (front row): Deacon Thomas Klacik, Deacon Michael Meaders, Deacon Steven White, Deacon Sean Petrisko, Deacon Daniel Perich and Deacon Michael George. Concelebrants, deacons and servers pictured behind the new deacons, left to right: Seminarians Michael Bezruchka and Steven Galuschik; Father Robert Oravetz; Deacon Paul Simko; Father Kevin Marks; Archpriest John G. Petro, Seminary Rector; Father Simeon Sibenik; Bishop Gerald; Father Lawrence Dominik; Very Reverend Father Eugene P. Yackanich, Administrator of the Archeparchy; Father Frank Firko; Father James Spontak; Father David Bosnich; Seminarian Benjamin Crow; server Martin Bovee.
Congratulations, brothers! And welcome! Ad multos annos!