ORDINATION OF DEACON ANDREW (FRICK) TO THE PRIESTHOOD
Bishop Joseph ordained Deacon Andrew (Frick) into the priesthood during the Liturgy at the Holy Ascension Orthodox Church (Fairfax, Virginia) Sunday, October 28.
A festive trapeza followed the ordination. May God grant Father Andrew many years as he toils in God's vineyard!
PARISH IN NAZARETH,ISRAEL JOINS ROCA
We have some good news for ROCA pilgrims to the Holy Land. A parish in Nazareth in the Holy Land led by Fr. Roman (Radvan) has joined our Church. Archbishop Andronik is currently leading a group of ROCA pilgrims in the Holy Land. He, accompanied by Father Roman and Father Gregory (Kotliaroff), celebrated the Liturgy at the church October 25, the day the parish joined ROCA.
Photos are available at http://sinod.ruschurchabroad.org/121025.htm
CONFERENCE OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS
ROCA Bishops met in Odessa October 23-4. We present below the minutes of their meeting: http://news.ruschurchabroad.org/storage/synod/2012-10/synod-2012-10-protocols-e.pdf