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Friday, March 16, 2012

Upcoming Western Rite Ordinations in ROCOR

From rwrv.org, the new website of the Russian Western Rite Vicariate:

"With the Blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, The Rev Andrew William Winters will be ordained a deacon [March 23rd] and a priest [March 24] this month at St Ambrose of Milan, in Putnam Valley, NY. by His Grace, Bishop Jerome. Fr Andrew is appointed Rector of St Cyril of Alexandria in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

"With the Blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, The Rev David Kinghorn will be ordained a priest on May 26th at St Joseph of Optina, in Virginia Beach, VA. by His Grace, Bishop Jerome and the gracious consent of their Rector Fr Seraphim Stephens. Fr David is appointed Rector of St Cuthbert in Pawtucket, Rhode Island."

Blogger's note: The ordination form appearing in the "St. Osmund Pontifical" (10th-11th c. Roman rite pontifical from Anglo-Saxon England) is, unfortunately, incomplete. However, what remains of it, matches perfectly the ordination form as printed by Hittorp. And in Hittorp's form, we have, at the beginning of the ordination service, an Acclamation:

Acclamation

¶ The bishop exclaims:

Is he worthy?

R. He is worthy!

Is he righteous?

R. He is righteous!

Is he worthy?

R. He is worthy!

Is he righteous?

R. He is righteous!

Is he worthy?

R. He is worthy!

Is he righteous?

R. He is righteous!

Bishop: May God make him persevere worthily and righteously in His service for ever.

R. Amen.

New Website for ROCOR Western Rite Vicariate (RWRV)

From Priest Anthony Bryant of St. Katherine's Church in South Carolina:

"His Grace, Bishop Jerome, just approved the launch of a new website to officially represent ROCOR Western Rite Vicariate around the world via the Internet. We've put some emphasis on the Directory at first, including those locations outside of the USA, so we can help get the word out about these locations for people to visit and/or share with their friends who may live near one. Please also keep these communities in your prayers...many of them are new missions and could use all the encouragement, prayers, and visits they can get. Over time, we hope to turn this website into a valuable resource for the RWRV and aid with the building up of Western Rite Orthodoxy. Here's a link to the new official website:

http://www.rwrv.org/

Blogger's comments: Thank you, Father. "Prospere procede et regna!" (Ps. 44)