Ordination Ceremonies within the Archdiocese
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Ordination of Subdeacon Jean-Paul Mawal to Diaconate - Sunday 03 December 2006
On Sunday 03 December 2006, His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Paul ordained Subdeacon Jean-Paul Mawal to the priesthood in the rank of Deacon at 3pm at the Church of Saint George, Thornbury, Melbourne.
His Eminence welcomed Jean-Paul's wife and his family, all friends and parishioners who joined in this happy occasion and prayed together for the successful ministry of Deacon Jean-Paul in the One True Church of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Ordination of Rev John Dalton to Diaconate - Sunday 03 December 2006
On Sunday 03 December 2006, His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Paul ordained John D'Alton to the diaconate at 3pm at the Church of Saint George, Thornbury, Melbourne.
His Eminence welcomed all John's family, all clergy, true believing Christians, separated Christians, and interested witnesses, who came together and prayed for the successful ministry of Deacon John in the two thousand year old Church of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Ordination of Subdeacon Rafic to Deacon - Sunday 17 December 2006
On Sunday 17 December 2006 at Saint George Cathedral Redfern, His Eminence Metropolitan Paul ordained Subdeacon Rafic Al Baba to the diaconate during solemn hierarchical divine liturgy commencing at 10.30am.
Subdeacon Rafic has been highly involved with the youth in Sydney and in training the Byzantine choir.
His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Paul warmly welcomed all, especially the youth of all the Sydney parishes who were particularly encouraged to attend this special sacrament.
Ordination of Deacon Thomas McArdle of the Good Shepherd parish at Dandenong - Sunday 24 December 2006
On Sunday 24 December 2006 His Eminenence Metropolitan Archbishop Paul ordained Reader Thomas McArdle of the Good Shepherd parish to the diaconate. Solemn Hierarchical Divine Liturgy including the ordination commenced at 10.30am at Saint Paul's Antiochian Orthodox Church in Dandenong, Melbourne.
His Eminence warmly welcomed all parishioners, all true believing Christians, and all interested visitors attending the ordination.
Ordination of James Savage to Deacon - Sunday 9 March 2008
On Sunday 9 March, 2008, His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Paul ordained James Savage to the diaconate at St Paul's Antiochian Orthodox Church, Brisbane.