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Deacon John Kennerk ordained to Holy Priesthood

CHICAGO, IL [STOTS Communications] — On Sunday, January 1, 2017 — the feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord and Saint Basil the Great — Deacon John Kennerk was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at hishome parish of Christ the Savior here.  His Grace, Bishop Paul was celebrant.

Deacon John Kennerk ordained to Holy PriesthoodConcelebrating were Archpriest John Baker, Rector; Archpriest Steven Voytovich, Dean of Saint Tikhon’s Seminary; and Deacons Theophan Warren and Alexander Koranda.  After the celebration of a Service of Thanksgiving for the new calendar year, a festive community meal was held in honor of the newly ordained Father John.  Many of his family members were present for the Liturgy and dinner.

Father Steven thanked the members of Christ the Savior parish for their support of the seminary.  He thanked Father John Baker for his efforts to reach out to STOTS alumni in the greater Chicago area as regional alumni coordinator.  Father Steven presented Father John with a copy of Saint Tikhon’s Sermons, a number of which were delivered in Chicago.

A photo slide show of the ordination may be viewed on the STOTS web site.

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