Amongst the many ordinations taking place, I want to mention this one, since Chori Jonathin Seraiah is one of the Contributors to this blog. He is shown here with his family, and with Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines, Iowa. We keep in our prayers Deacon Seraiah and all those ordained at this time.
Almighty God, the giver of all good gifts, who of thy divine providence hast appointed various orders in thy Church: Give thy grace, we humbly beseech thee, to all who are called to any office and ministry for thy people; and so fill them with the truth of thy doctrine and clothe them with holiness of life, that they may faithfully serve before thee, to the glory of thy great Name and for the benefit of thy holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.