Axios! - 10/14/10

During the recent Diocesan Assembly in Anchorage, Dn. Andrei Tepper was ordained to the Holy Priesthood, and Sdns. Michael Nicolai and Anders (Andrew) Wasillie were ordained to the Holy Diaconate.

Fr. Andrei was ordained at his home parish, St. Tikhon of Moscow Church, on the Feast of Pokrov. He lived in Massachusetts but most recently is from Anchorage; he is in his fourth year of studies.

Dn. Michael was ordained at St. Innocent Cathedral on Friday, Oct. 15. He originally was from Kwethluk, but later moved to the Yukon region; he is in his third year of studies.

Dn. Andrew was ordained at St. Nicholas Church at Eklutna on Sunday, Oct. 17. He is from Napaskiak and is in his third year of studies.

The newly ordained servants of God currently are serving at daily services at All Saints of Alaska Church, the seminary chapel, as well as at Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Kodiak.

We offer prayers for these men and their families as they begin their ministry in the Diocese of Alaska.