BUKOVINO DIOCESE: May 27, 2011
Metropolitan Onouphry of Chernovtsky and Bukovino
Ordains a Second Priest for Archangel Michael Church in Cannes
On Tuesday, May 24, 2011, the feast day of the brothers SS Cyril and Methodius, Equals-to-the-Apostles, the namesday of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, His Eminence Metropolitan Onouphry of Chernovtsky and Bukovino, having performed the blessing of the altar table for Pokrovsky Church on the outskirts of Chernovtsy, officiated at Divine Liturgy. During the solemn service, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Vladyka Onouphry performed the priestly ordination of Deacon Antony Odaisky, a cleric of Archangel Michael Church in Cannes, France, which is under the direct authority of the President of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad.
Participating in the Divine Liturgy, in addition to clergymen from Bukovino Diocese, were Protopriest Michael Boikov, Representative of the First Hierarch of ROCOR in Cannes, and Protopriest Serafim Gan, Chancellor of the Synod of Bishops.
At the present time, Fr Antony will perform the forty-day services at Holy Spirit Cathedral in Chernovtsy, after which he will depart for his church in Cannes.