New Ordination - Fr. Brendan Dougherty
On Thursday, May 28 on the Feast of St Pachomius, Father Brendan Dougherty was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood by His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion. Father Brendan was ordained the previous day to the Diaconate by His Eminence. The ordination took place at the Monastery of St Sabbas the Sanctified (ROCOR) , Harper Woods, MI. It was cause for great celebration not only due to the ordinations, but also as the patronal feast day of the Abbot, Archimandrite Pachomius.
Clergy in attendance in addition to the Metropolitan and Archimandrite Pachomy were Father Mark Rowe, Dean of the WR Communities; Archimandrite Maximos Weimar, Abbot, Brotherhood of the Holy Cross, Setauket, NY ; Father Patrick Lowery , Christ the Saviour Parish, MI, Hieromonk Tikhon Gayfudinov, Synod Cleric/ Cell Attendant to the Metropolitan; Hieromonk Zosimas, Synod Cleric / Brotherhood of the Holy Cross, Setauket, NY ; Hierodeacon Dionysius, Brotherhood of the Holy Cross, Setauket, NY .
Father Brendan will be attached to the WR Parish of Christ the Saviour in Michigan under the Rector , Father Patrick Lowery.
Join me in offering your prayers, fellowship and support to our newest Priest, Fr Brendan and his Matushka, Mary. They are lovely people. It was a blessed day !
Axios ! Axios ! Axios !