Forgiveness Sunday Welcomes New Deacon

CHICAGO, IL [DOM] – On Forgiveness Sunday, February 26, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel of Chicago presided of the services at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Diocesan Cathedral of the Midwest Diocese.

Priest Alexander Koranda, Cathedral Dean, Archpriest Taraisy Maxim, Priest Joseph Whittaker, Protodeacon Thomas Keith, Deacon Paul Garklavs served with His Eminence.

During the liturgy, His Eminence ordained Subdeacon Jordan Kingery to the Diaconate. Deacon Jordan is a seminarian at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and will serve as a Chaplain in the United States Navy. Archbishop Daniel serves as the liaison for chaplains for the Orthodox Church in America.

A festive meal was held in the hall following divine services.

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