Bishop Paul visits Cincinatti’s Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit Church, ordains deacon
CINCINNATI, OH [MW Diocese Communications] — “The long-anticipated pastoral visit of His Grace, Bishop Paul, and the ordination to the diaconate of Paul Gansle, proved to be a wonderful experience for our parish community this past weekend,” said Archpriest Steven Kostoff, Rector of Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit Church here.
The weekend began with the celebration of Great Vespers on Saturday, May 28, 2016, “culminating with a majestic Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning during which we were blessed with the presence of His Grace for a major parish event — Deacon Paul’s ordination,” Father Steven added. “As worship is at the heart of parish life, it was only fitting that we celebrated the liturgical cycle of Great Vespers and the Divine Liturgy with great beauty and prayerfulness. Our parish choir, under the direction of Pat Pride, was in ‘top form,’ and our young servers in the sanctuary were very much up to the task of fulfilling their roles in the hierarchical Liturgy.”
Accompanying Bishop Paul was Deacon Alexander Koranda.
A photo gallery of the event can be viewed here.