Deacon’s Ordination at St. Stephen’s Syriac Orthodox Parish

15 Mar

On Sunday, March 12th, 2023, His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak celebrated the Holy Liturgy assisted by Rev. Fr. Alan Shaltan in the presence of Fr. Joseph Varghese from our Sister Church of St. Mary’s Malankara Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church at St. Stephen Parish in Miami, Florida.

During the Holy Qurobo, His Eminence ordained new Shamoshe. The ordination of the Shamoshe was for the two ranks: Readers, and Subdeacons. This ordination is considered to be the first deacons ordination for our Archdiocese at St. Stephen Parish in Miami (South Florida area).

In his sermon, His Eminence spoke about the Sunday of the Paralytic and gave a few instructions to the newly ordained Shamoshe. He then congratulated the families and all the newly ordained Deacons on the day of their ordination.