For a period of time, I was separated from my home town and was attending an OCA parish. Now, I have returned, and I've come to realize that there is a need at my parish which might need to be filled in the future. Our deacon has serious back problems and might need to retire within the next ten years. Therefore, I'm considering whether to undertake the permanent diaconate program at Holy Cross to fill his place when the time comes. I would rather attend seminary before I am married and have children, so as to not burden them. Then, I'd be able to use my certification for when the proper times comes. I hope that this is what God wants in my life, since I've been wanting to pursue a religious vocation for much of my life. Please pray that God can show me what he really wants of me.
Grace and peace.