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Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #45 on: October 27, 2009, 06:44:01 AM »
Congratulations and Many Years, Fr George!

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Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #46 on: October 27, 2009, 06:57:28 AM »
As soon as I get the photos myself I'll post a few...
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Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #47 on: October 27, 2009, 10:05:38 AM »
Axios! Many Years!
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Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #48 on: October 27, 2009, 03:15:07 PM »
Axios!  Congratulations, Father George!
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Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #49 on: October 27, 2009, 04:20:30 PM »
Congratulations Father George! Many years!

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Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #50 on: October 30, 2009, 12:04:01 AM »
Axios! Axios! Axios!

So wonderful news. May your service will be always blessed! Many years, Fr. George.

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Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #51 on: February 02, 2010, 11:37:10 PM »
I was wondering were "Cleveland was". I suppose it is not to much of a stretch to say then that "I have entertained an angel (i.e. 'a messenger') unawares".  :) Congratulations friend, may the grace of our Lord keep you and make you effective in His cause, and servant of all.
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Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2010, 12:29:23 AM »
We still want pictures!   :)

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Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #53 on: October 19, 2010, 08:16:03 AM »
We still want pictures!   :)

I guess Fr. George is just too shy to allow pictures  :P

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Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #54 on: October 19, 2010, 09:35:58 AM »
We still want pictures!   :)

I guess Fr. George is just too shy to allow pictures  :P

Or I'm too forgetful.  I've attached 3 photos from my Deaconal ordination (location: Annunciation GO Church, Akron, OH).  For some reason, I don't have any from my ordination to the priesthood on my computer - I'll get some from someone else.

#2 - The laying on of hands.
#3 - My addressing the Bishop (this one comes chronologically before #2)
#5 - The clergy, my wife and daughter with His Eminence.  The count that day: 1 hierarch, 13 priests (maybe 14 - I forget), 3 deacons, plus me.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2010, 02:38:30 PM by Fr. George »
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
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Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #55 on: October 26, 2010, 05:50:46 PM »
Ok, so I found the ordination photo mother lode.  Now I just need to get permission of the photographer to share them.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2010, 05:52:56 PM by Fr. George »
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

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Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #56 on: October 27, 2010, 09:57:01 AM »
Thanks for the pictures.  Congratulations on the first anniversary of your ordination as a priest!  May God grant you and Presbytera many years in your ministry together. 

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Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #57 on: October 27, 2010, 12:25:26 PM »
Thank you.

We still want pictures!   :)

I've gotten the requisite permission.  Here are photos from my Ordination to the Priesthood (location: Sts. Constantine and Helen Cathedral, Cleveland Hts., OH).  Part 1.

2_006: Matins w/ Metropolitan MAXIMOS of Pittsburgh.
2_028: The Holy Table during matins.
2_049: The beginning of the Divine Liturgy.
2_061: Great Litany (or maybe the 1st Small Litany).
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"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

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Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #58 on: October 27, 2010, 12:26:26 PM »
Part 2

2_086: Overhead in the sanctuary after the Small Entrance.
2_117: Addressing His Eminence.
2_152: Laying on of hands.
2_159: Overhead in the sanctuary of the laying on of hands.
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"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

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Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #59 on: October 27, 2010, 12:27:09 PM »
Part 3

2_198: Giving me the Lamb to hold, guard, and account for at the Dread Judgment.
2_203: The most nervous moments of the Liturgy - Holding the Lamb.
2_273: The clergy, some Presvyteres (my wife, mother, and mother-in-law), and my little Eleni with His Eminence.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2010, 12:31:08 PM by Fr. George »
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

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Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #60 on: October 27, 2010, 12:40:58 PM »
Beautiful pictures.   :angel:

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Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #61 on: October 27, 2010, 01:50:13 PM »
Very moving pictures. Can I be there belatedly and retroactively? Axios!

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Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #62 on: October 27, 2010, 01:58:02 PM »
Very nice! :)

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Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #63 on: October 27, 2010, 05:34:09 PM »
Part 3

2_198: Giving me the Lamb to hold, guard, and account for at the Dread Judgment.
2_203: The most nervous moments of the Liturgy - Holding the Lamb.
2_273: The clergy, some Presvyteres (my wife, mother, and mother-in-law), and my little Eleni with His Eminence.
This is excellent Father. What a moment it must have been when you were given the lamb.
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Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #64 on: October 27, 2010, 06:06:31 PM »
Congratulations, father George! Nice pics.
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Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #65 on: October 27, 2010, 10:02:56 PM »
Wow! 
Many years.  AXIOS!
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