Fr Ignatius Edward Hunter

Archbishop Mark led our Holy Cross Community on the weekend of January 7-8, 2017 in divine services that included the ordination to the Holy Priesthood of parishioner Fr Ignatius Hunter. Assisting were Fr Dan, Fr James Chuta, Fr Chad Hatfield, and Deacon Andrew Nelko. The congregation beautifully sang the services and offered prayerful congratulations to Fr Ignatius and Matushka Seraphima. The parish hosted a festal luncheon reception in the Orthodox Fellowship Center following the Liturgy and presented the new priest with gold vestments. Fr Ignatius celebrated his first Liturgy at Holy Cross on Monday, January 9. May the Lord God remember His newly-ordained priest and grant him many fruitful years of pastoral service to His glory!

Dcn Ignatius serving Vespers on the eve of his ordination to the Piretshood
Fr Dan blesses priest vertments in preparation for ordination
at the Great Entrance
parish faithful and guests
Prayers of Ordination
"AXIOS!"
The new priest distributes Holy Communion
Congrats from the Holy Cross Family!
luncheon reception
Fr Ignatius first solo Liturgy