Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Church ordains deacon, first in decades

From Albany-

The ordinand stood before a seated bishop at the altar, while each row of pews were filled by witnesses of the congregation.

The newly ordained Deacon Aidan Everett Smith consecrated his vows at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on William Street in Catskill Saturday.

An ordination of this type had not been held at the church for more than two decades.

The Rev. Dr. Leander Harding, the rector who is in charge of St. Luke’s Parish, gave the opening sermon, prior to Smith’s examination. “We are here to celebrate a sacrament,” said Harding.

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