Tonsure and Ordination at Saint George antiochian Orthodox Church in Allentown, Pennsylvania
December 16, 2006 marked great blessings for Timothy Lahr and Donald “John” Ortner who were ordained by His Grace, Bishop THOMAS. The newly tonsured Reader, Timothy, and the newly ordained Sub-deacon, John, are both from St. Paul’s Antiochian Orthodox Church in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. The tonsure and ordination took place at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Allentown, Pennsylvania during the Saturday evening Great Vespers service. Many were in attendance and prayed for the servants of God during this time. May God grant them many years following Christ’s love and peace in this Holy season of the Nativity.