Fr. Gabriel Aldridge was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by Archbishop Alexander at St. John the Wonderworker Orthodox Orthodox Church in Atlanta, GA on January 7, 2022. Spring term STOTS instructor Dean Harbry was also tonsured a subdeacon. The concelebrating priests were Fr. Marcus Burch (DOS chancellor, rector St. John of the Ladder, Greenville, SC), Fr. Alexander Fecanin (dean of Atlanta deanery, rector St. Symeon the New Theologian, Birmingham, AL), Fr. Thomas Alessandroni (rector St. John the Wonderworker, Atlanta, GA), Fr. Daniel Hickman (rector St. Stephen the Protomartyr, Orlando, FL), Fr. Christopher Maciolek (rector St. Mary of Egypt, Norcross, GA), Fr. Theophan Buck (rector St. Innocent’s, Macon, GA), Fr. Seth Earl (priest-in-charge, St. Tikhon’s, Chattanooga, TN), Fr. David Galloway (third-year seminarian, St. Vladimir’s), Protodeacon Ephraim Rivers (St. Symeon the New Theologian, Birmingham, AL), and Pdn. Lazarus Muska (St. Mary of Egypt, Norcross, GA). Axios!
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