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Several weeks ago, as the Advent season drew to a close, our seminarian Fr. John York was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in his home diocese.

The ordination was bestowed during Divine Liturgy on 20 December, 2023 at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois and presided over by His Eminence, Archbishop Daniel.

It took some time to receive images of the ordination, but we are overjoyed to welcome in the new year by extending our heartfelt congratulations to Fr. John York. You have been an exemplary member of the St. Tikhon’s community, and our prayers for you carry the hope of a long sacrificial ministry, full of the many joys and sorrows which mark the journey of the Church and her faithful into a bright future.

We are happy to present a few beautiful and memorable moments from Fr. York’s ordination for the prayerful enjoyment of those who could not attend.