Dn. Theodore Gregory was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on Sunday, March 27th, in St. Gregory Palamas Church in Glen Gardner, New Jersey. His Eminence, Michael, Archbishop of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, was the celebrant. Concelebrating clergy included Archpriest Alexey Karlgut, dean of NY deanery, retired Archpriest Sergius Kuharsky, Priest John Diamantis (pastor of St. Gregory parish), Priest Gregory White (STOTS Class of 2015, pastor of Holy Spirit Church, Wantage, NJ), Protodeacon Leonid Roschko (Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Howell, NJ (ROCOR)), Dn. Joseph Shaluha (Fr. Theodore’s cousin from St. Gregory of Nyssa Church, Columbus, Ohio), and current seminarian Dn. John Kennerk. Fr. Gregory and Fr. Theodore both came to seminary after completing the diaconal formation program that is overseen by St. Tikhon’s Seminary. The Seminary Mission Choir visiting South River was able to join family and friends at a festive luncheon following the ordination, singing “Many Years” to the newly ordained Fr. Thedore, Matushka Lorissa, and their family. May God bless Fr. Theodore and Mat. Lorissa!
Photographs by Andrew Nelko and Jessica Fuhrman