Dn. Basil Ferguson, a third-year seminarian at St. Tikhon's Seminary, was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at the Divine Liturgy on the Eve of the Feast of Our Lord's Nativity, at the monastery church. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon was the celebrant. Archimandrite Sergius, Monastery Igumen, Archpriest Steven Voytovich, Seminary Dean, and Fr. Innocent Neal, St. Tikhon's Bookstore Manager, served with His Beatitude. Celebrating deacons included: Archdeacon Joseph Matusiak, Metropolitan Tikhon's Secretary, Hierodeacon Maximus from the Monstery Brotherhood, and Fr. Basil's classmates Dn. John Kennerk and Dn. Matthew Fuhrman.
May God grant many blessed years to Fr. Basil, Matushka Marina, and their children Elijah, Ephrem, and Gregory. Elijah and Ephrem served in the altar, and as will be noted in the photos, paid very careful attention to their father's ordination!
Photos by: Matushka Jessica Fuhrman, Fr. Steven, and Subdeacon Roman Ostash.