Thursday, October 26, 2006

Visiting St Seraphim Cathedral in Dallas

I had the opportunity to visit with His Eminence this past weekend at St Seraphim Cathedral in Dallas. It was a delightful trip, both because of the generous hospitality of Archpriest Joseph Fester and the Cathedral family and because of the overwhelming iconography in the Cathedral. The resident iconographer, Vladimir Grigorenko, continues his labor of love atop scaffolding that fills the nave. The unfinished project is breath-taking; once completed, it will be heaven on earth.

I've been given permission to petition for admittance into the Orthodox Church in America's late vocations program to prepare for ordination to the diaconate and presbyterate.

Please remember me, my family, and our mission congregation in your prayers.