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MEMORY ETERNAL - Protodeacon Mark Becker - 03/05/15

POULSBO, WA [OCA] -- Protodeacon Mark Becker of Saint Elizabeth Church here fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Protodeacon Mark, who had been in declining health, had undergone surgery two days earlier. Additional information and funeral arrangements will be posted as they are received. May Protodeacon Mark's memory be eternal!


On Sunday, March 1, 2015, Orthodoxy Vespers was celebrated at St. Seraphim Church in Santa Rosa, CA. His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, welcomed His Eminence, Metropolitan Gerasimos, and His Grace, Bishop Apostolos, of the Greek Archdiocese, His Grace, Bishop Maxim, of the Serbian Archdiocese, and His Grace, Bishop Daniel of Santa Rosa, Auxiliary to Archbishop Benjamin, for the glorious celebration. Vespers was followed by a wonderful lenten repast in the church hall.

A gallery of photos can be found here. (Photos: Aaron Brodeur)

Bishop Daniel celebrates first liturgy in Phoenix - 02/20/15

PHOENIX, AZ  - On the Sunday following his consecration to the episcopacy, His Grace, Bishop Daniel of Santa Rosa, was welcomed as a hierarch to Sts. Peter and Paul parish, here, where he serves as pastor. The Divine Liturgy was concelebrated by His Eminence Nathaniel, Archbishop of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate; His Eminence Benjamin, Archbishop of San Francisco and the West, and Bishop Daniel along with several priests and deacons. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Herman, retired Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, prayed in the altar. The parishioners of Sts. Peter and Paul honored the occasion of the elevation of their pastor to the episcopacy with a festive banquet following the Divine Liturgy.

See a gallery of photos here.

PHOTO CREDIT: Martin Paluch

Consecration of Bishop Daniel of Santa Rosa - 01/25/15

Photograph galleries: Our gratitude to Aaron Brodeur for his photographs from the Friday Evening Nomination and Reception and the Saturday Divine Liturgy, Consecration, and Banquet. Photograps are also available from the OCA web site. Photographs from His Grace's first liturgy in Santa Rosa are also available.


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