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While the rest of the world says goodbye to another year, the Orthodox Church in America is celebrating the Leavetaking of Nativity – and this date is made more memorable this year by the ordination of our seminarian, Fr. Damian Kulp.

Fr. Kulp was ordained at St. Anne Orthodox Church in Corvallis, OR under the auspices of His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin.

Although Fr. Kulp traveled far home to the Diocese of the West for this memorable moment in life, St. Tikhon’s was very much with him in spirit and prayer. We are overjoyed to share pictures of this day, and pray unceasingly for the Lord’s grace throughout his many years of sacrificial ministry.