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Monday, October 22, 2012

New RWRV Mission in Ohio

The first service was held at the new St. Mary of Egypt Western Rite Orthodox Mission in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Oct. 16, 2012. The priest is Fr. Joseph Gingrich, formerly serving in the Carpatho-Russian Diocese.

photo: Fr. Joseph Gingrich

Contact information for the Mission is as follows.
St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Mission
6128 Hamilton Ave. Apt.14
Cincinnati, OH 45224
Priest: Rev. Fr. Joseph Gingrich
Email: g420155@yahoo.com
Telephone: (315) 717-2824
Call if coming. (secured building--you have to be let in).



We wish Fr. Joseph, his matushka, and the Mission all success in Christ.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

New WR Ordination for England

On October 5, 2012, in the church of St. Ambrose of Milan, Putnam Valley, New York, Fr. Anthony (Bondi), Pastoral Vicar for Western Rite in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, presented to His Grace, Bishop Jerome of Manhattan, Vicar Bishop for Western Rite, Thomas Harry Cook of Nottingham, England, for ordination to the Holy Priesthood.

above: Fr. Thomas Cook

Father Thomas was ordained in the Roman rite by Bishop Jerome, with Fr. Irenaeus Watson representing the priests of the Vicariate. Fr. Thomas will be Rector of St Edmund the Martyr Orthodox Church. He is the first Western Rite priest to be ordained by ROCOR for England. Fr. Thomas is married to matushka Jane and they have three children. Fr. Thomas has been Orthodox for six years and holds a B.A. with Honors from King's College, University of London, and a Certificate in Orthodox Christian Studies from the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge. He will receive his M. Div. in December. The criminal background check required of all Western Rite clergy prior to ordination was completed by the Nottinghamshire police in June of 2012.

Ad multos annos, pater!

Contact information:
The Rev. Thomas Cook, rector
St Edmund the Martyr Orthodox Church
7A Victoria Street, Gedling
Nottingham, Notts. NG16 1HG
United Kingdom
phone 441159384742
email: tomharrycook@ntlworld.com