On Sunday, July 26, 2015, the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils as well as the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, Gabriel Monforte (STOTS 2013) was ordained to the diaconate by His Eminence Metropolitan HILARION, in St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ. On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, the thousandth anniversary of the repose of St. Vladimir, Dn. Gabriel was ordained to the priesthood by His Grace Bishop NICHOLAS, also in St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ. Priest Gabriel will serve for the time being in the Mid-American Diocese, while being attached to the diocesan cathedral.
May God bless Fr. Gabriel and Matushka Laura as they begin the next phase of their public ministry!