Seminarian Ordained to the Holy Diaconate - 08/08/14

On Friday, August 8th Subdeacon John Kudrin a fourth year seminarian was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by His Grace, Bishop David of Sitka and Alaska with His Grace, Bishop Job of Kashira, Vicar of the Moscow Diocese, Patriarchal Bishop of Canada concelebrating the Divine Liturgy.  The ordination took place on the feast of St. Yakov (Netsvetov) Enlightener and Baptizer of the Native Peoples of Alaska.  This year marks the 150th anniversary of St. Yakov’s repose.  Providentially, the Kudrin family are Aleuts from Atka where St. Yakov also ministered for many years.  Deacon John’s wife, Matushka Anna, is also a student at St. Herman’s Seminary.  May God grant Deacon John, Matushka Anna, and their families many years!