27 February 2007

Ordination Pictures II

Bishop MARK vests Fr. John with the phelonion (chasuble)

Fr Dean Joseph Antypas (pastor of St George in Troy),
Bishop MARK, and Fr. John.

His Grace, Bishop MARK, presents Fr. John to the Church after the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.

At the end of the liturgy, Bishop MARK kisses the cross held by Fr John.

Khouria Julie kissing the cross held by Fr John.


Stoleman said...

Father Fenton,

My your Khouria Julie, NEVER experience what is relayed in this article. (http://www.roca.org/OA/96/96h.htm)

Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!!


fr john w fenton said...


Thanks for the comment and, more so, for the prayers.

Concerning the article, I'm sure you noticed that it began citing an Alban Institute report which was not limited to Orthodox priest wives. So the problems described are not unique to Orthodoxy, and are not unknown to my wife's prior experience.

But by your prayers, she shall persevere! So, again, I thank you for them.

Dixie said...

Father John,

I have to say this last picture of Khouria Julie venerating the cross while you look on with joy and love is my favorite. So much is said in this one picture.

Thanks again for allowing us to peek in on your ordination day.

DebD said...

May God grant you many, many Years!