Taking another step


By The Byzantine Catholic
Archeparchy of Pittsburgh

Archbishop William conferred Minor orders upon three seminarians and six deacon candidates at the Cathedral of St. John in Munhall Pa. on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Ordained were Reader Luke Iyengar to Subdeacon; Seminarians Nathanial Tapsak and Tyler Wisniewski to Reader; and Deacon Candidates John Cencich, David Dominguez, Joseph Hancharik, Douglas King, Barry Smith and Michael Yewcic to Readers.

Concelebrating the Divine Liturgy with Archbishop William Skurla were Very Reverends Robert M. Pipta, Ronald Barusefski and Frank A. Firko; and Reverend Fathers Kevin Marks, Ivan Chirovsky and Oleh Seremchuk.

Very Reverend Andrew J. Deskevich and Father Valerian M. Michlik served as Masters of Ceremonies.

Martin Bovee and seminarians assisted around the Altar. Subdeacon Kyprian Wojiechowski and Seminarians cantored the Liturgy.

Reverend Fathers Andrew Nagrant, Thomas Dansak, Brian Norell, James Spontak and Lou Vallone and Deacons Sean Petrisko, Michael George, Larry Hruska, Isaiah Schick and Nathanael Kline were in attendance. Deacon Timothy Kennedy served.

The newly ordained came from the following parishes of the Archeparchy:

Sub-Deacon Luke Iyengar and Reader Nathanial Tapsak, Holy Ghost McKees Rocks, Pa.

Reader Tyler Wisniewski, St. John, Scottdale, Pa.

John Cencich, St. Gregory, Upper St. Clair; Pa .

David Dominguez, St. John Chrysostom, Houston, Texas.

Douglas King, St. Andrew, Gibsonia.

Barry Smith, St. Stephen, North Huntingdon, Pa.

Michael Yewcic, Holy Trinity, Conemaugh, Pa.

A reception followed in the lower level of the Cathedral.