(published June 16, 2011)
Gallery One: The Elevation of Cathedral Dean, Father Christopher Calin to the rank and dignity of Archimandrite by His Grace Bishop Michael.Photos: Petouhoff, Mosashvili and Dumitru On Sunday, June 12, 2011, the Great Feast of Pentecost, Bishop Michael of New York was present and celebrated the Divine Liturgy together with, Cathedral Dean Igumen Christopher (Calin), Archpriest Michael Dudas, Cathedral Archdeacon Michael Suvak and Cathedral Deacon Patrick Baumgarth. Visiting Priest Nilus Lerro, Dean of Students from St. Tikhon's Seminary also concelebrated. Also present was Archpriest Chad Hatfield, Chancellor of St. Vladimir's Seminary and Priest David Mezynsky, Dean of Students at St. Vladimir's Seminary, and Archpriest David Kossey, Pastor of St. Mary's Orthodox Church in New York. During the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy, Subdeacon David Chandler Poling, a second year student at St. Valdimir's Seminary and a vocation from the Cathedral parish was ordained to the holy Diaconate. During the small entrance at the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy, His Grace, Bishop Michael raised Cathedral Dean, Igumen Christopher (Calin) to the rank and dignity of Archimandrite. Immediately following the Divine Liturgy, the Kneeling Vespers of Pentecost was served. A reception in honor of the great feast, Bishop Michael, Archimandrite Christopher and the newly-ordained Deacon David was served to all present with love by the Cathedral Parish Council and members.
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