Family, friends, and the participants of the Deacons' Training Program, which was in session, witnessed the beautiful ordination service during the Divine Liturgy in the St. Hagop Chapel. Dn. Alex Calikyan, also a 2019 graduate, served as his sponsor. Also present was the Rev. Fr. Mardiros Chevian, Dean. Several of the Deacons' Training Program students and staff participated in the service as acolytes and deacons and in the choir.
"I was emotional during my ordination not only because I was becoming a Deacon, but mainly because I prepared for that moment while a seminarian. I had tears of joy," recalls Dn. Johnny. Following the Badarak, a group photo was taken before everyone enjoyed a celebratory lunch.