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NEW YORK: November 22, 2010
Bishop John of Caracas and South America Celebrates Divine Liturgy and Performs an Ordination at the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady of the Sign

On Sunday, November 21, 2010, the feast day of Archangel Michael and the Other Bodiless Powers, His Grace Bishop John of Caracas and South America celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady of the Synod in New York. During the service, Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky) of blessed memory was commemorated to mark the 25th anniversary of his death.  

After the intonation “ And the mercies of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,” His Grace ordained subdeacon Sergei Silva to the rank of deacon, who is to serve in the South American Diocese. On Saturday, December 4, Dcn Sergei will be ordained to the priesthood by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York during Divine Liturgy, which His Eminence will celebrate in Holy Trinity Monastery. After the ordination and the sorokoust [forty-day cycle of divine services], the new priest will be appointed as a clergyman to Resurrection Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina.