Bishop-Elect Michael Tonsured Riasophor Monk, Igumen Sergius Elected Abbot, Thaddaeus Werner Diaconal Ordination - 10/25/09

On Friday October 23, 2009, Archpriest Michael Dahulich, Dean of St. Tikhon's Seminary and Bishop-Elect of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, was tonsured a riasophor monk by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah at St Tikhon’s Monastery. Fr. Igumen Sergius (Bowyer) was elected Abbot by the brotherhood of St. Tikhon's Monastery. He will be formally installed as Abbot of the monastery on January 23, 2010. On the same day, Metropolitan Jonah ordained Thaddaeus Werner to the Holy Diaconate. Dn. Thaddeus is in his third year at St. Tikhon's Seminary.