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Subdeacon Richard Jendras Ordained to the Holy Deaconate

Subdeacon Richard Jendras has been ordained to the Deaconate of the Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA by His Eminence Metropolitan Antony. The beautiful Divine Liturgy was celebrated at St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Carteret, NJ on 21 October 2017. 

It was an incredibly warm and bright Fall day with many of Deacon Richard’s family and friends present along with fourteen priests and deacons, including His Eminence Archbishop Jeremiah, ruling hierarch of our Church’s South American Eparchy, whose Cathedral is located in Curitiba, Brazil. Protopresbyter Taras Chubenko, the parish priest hosted the celebration of the Sacrament and Natalia Honcharenko directed the choir consisting of parish members guest and friends of the new deacon. 

His Eminence spoke of his the new Deacon’s life long service to Christ and His Church suggesting that the deaconate - the office of service - would be easily adapted to by him and wished him the good will of all present who now have the responsibility to pray for Deacon Richard on a daily basis - especially that he will permit the Grace imparted into him by the Holy Spirit during the ordination prayers to guide and protect him throughout all his service. 

The parish sponsored a wonderful brunch in the Deacon’s honor following the Liturgy. God bless you Deacon Richard for many blessed years.

Subdeacon Richard Jendras Ordained to the Holy Deaconate - 10/21/17

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