Deacon Paul Fedoroff completed the Diaconal Vocations Program at Saint Vladimir's Seminary and, with the blessing of Archbishop Michael, was ordained to the Holy Diaconate on Saturday, 19 August 2017 at Christ the Savior Church in Ballston Lake NY. Reader Paul Giokas was also blessed to serve as a Sub-Deacon. In honor of this event, the parish also celebrated their patronal feast of the Image of Christ “Made Without Hands.”
Joining in the celebration were: Archpriest Alexey Karlgut, Archpriest Igor Burdikoff, Archpriest Peter Olsen, Priest Emmanuel Mantzouris (Saint Basil's Greek Orthodox Church, Troy NY), Deacon Stephan Karlgut, Deacon Michael Burdikoff, and Deacon Mark Bohush.
“Singers, servers, and laity from around the NY Capital Region and beyond celebrated with us,” said Father Matthew Markewich (parish rector).