Ordination of Deacon Philip J. Harendza to the Holy Priesthood
By Rev. Fr. Ivan Synevsky
In the life of the Church we celebrate many feasts and saints that repeat every year. But there are unique events that do not repeat, those would be the Holy Mysteries of the church like Baptism, Chrismation, Matrimony, Unction, Funeral and Ordination. Among above mentioned Holy Mysteries Ordination is even more special because it can only be done by a bishop.
Such a special day was at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Johnson City, NY on December 10, 2016 when His Grace Archbishop-Elect Daniel came to complete the Holy Mystery of Orders by Laying on hands on Dn. Philip Harendza and select him for the Holy Priesthood.