Metropolitan Archbishop William C. Skurla ordained Nathanael Mark Kline to Minor Orders, the Sub-Diaconate and the Diaconate on Saturday, Aug. 21 at his home parish, St. Mary Assumption in Weirton, W. Va., where Reverend Father Vasyl Symyon is the pastor.
Very Reverends Robert M. Pipta, and Bryan Eyman and Reverend Father Kevin E. Marks concelebrated the Divine Liturgy; Very Reverend Andrew J. Deskevich served as Master of Ceremonies; the Deacons were Deacons Thomas Klacik and Myron Spak; and Deacon Nathanael’s sons Nathanael, Nikolas, Michael and Demetrius joined Seminarian Luke Iyengar and St. Mary parishioner Chad Durante in assisting at the altar.
Parish cantor George Lacik led the congregational singing.
Reverend Father Joseph Yelenc, TOR and Deacons Paul Boboige, Lyn Houze and Brian Norrell were in attendance.
A reception and luncheon followed in the church social hall.
Deacon Nathanael, the son of Mark and Georgianna Kline, and his wife Racheal are the parents of five sons: Nathanael, Nikolas, Michael, Demetrius and Simeon. A graduate of Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, Deacon Nathanael holds the BS degree in Education and the MA degree in Theology. Presently he is a special education teacher at Stanton Elementary of Edison Local Schools of Hammondsville, Ohio.