06 October 2009

I'm delighted to announce...

...the ordination of Jeffery Moore to the Sacred Diaconate.  Jeff and Ellie, and their children Emma, Lilly and Jack, moved to San Antonio from the Diocese of Forth Worth, where Jeff had entered the Pastoral Provision process for eventual ordination to the priesthood.  He had been ordained in the Episcopal Church, but upon his conversion he began the process which is now reaching its happy conclusion.  We don't yet have a date for his priestly ordination, but he will be ordained to the diaconate on Saturday, October 17th at 10:00 a.m., at San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio.

ALMIGHTY God, who by thy divine providence hast appointed divers Orders of Ministers in thy Church, and didst inspire thine Apostles to choose into the Order of Deacons the first Martyr Saint Stephen, with others; Mercifully behold thy servant now called to the like Office and Administration: so replenish him with the truth of thy Doctrine, and adorn him with innocency of life, that, both by word and good example, he may faithfully serve thee in this Office, to the glory of thy Name, and the edification of thy Church; through the merits of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and for ever. Amen.