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Deaconate Ordination
Peter Julian McGechie

September 10, 2011


The Entrance Procession

The Most Reverend Douglas Preyna
The Very Reverend Canon Michael Bonnett

Canon Michael Bonnett calls the Candidate

Peter presents himself before the Bishop

Deacon Thomas Harris proclaims the Gospel

Examination of the Candidate

The Bishop's Homily

Peter's Profession of Respect and Obedience

Prostration for the Litany of Saints

Peter's friends offer their prayers

Imposition of Hands

Vesting of the Deacon

Presentation of the Gospels

Deacon Peter preparing the gifts

Bishop Wilkowski, Deacon Peter, Deacon Thomas Harris, Canon Michael Bonnett and Bishop Douglas Preyna

Matthew Davis and Bill Morton

Fr. Peter Wetmore enjoying some cake

Many thanks to Seabury-Western Seminary
for the use of their
Chapel of Saint John the Divine

Thanks also to Br. Ronald Fox, BSG for assistance as MC
and to the Reverend Mr. Thomas Harris for serving as
Deacon for this Ordination and as Cantor for the Litany of Saints.

We are also grateful for the presence of the Most Reverend Douglas
Preyna, Rector of Saint John the Evangelist Seminary, for joining us.


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