Today, on the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers and the Commemoration of the Repose of St. Herman of Alaska, 2nd year seminarian Matthew Joyner was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by His Eminence Mark, Archbishop of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania. Dn. Matthew will continue to travel with Archbishop Mark on archpastoral parish visitations as he completes his studies.
St. Tikhon’s would like to extend heartfelt congratulations to the newly ordained Deacon Matthew, and Matushka Ashley as they begin the next phase of their ministry. Thank you to Seminarian John Kennerk who took the photos included in the gallery.