Nativity of Our Lord

December 24-25, 2006

Ordination of Deacon Theodore Feldman • Chrismation of Mary Thompson

photos by Elizabeth Obleshchuk, Mike Arida, Inga Leonova

Bishop Nikon enters the Cathedral

Vesting of the Bishop

The washing of hands

The choir

The Little Entrance

Come, let us worship...

Eis Polla Eti, Despota

The Prokeimenon

Subdeacon Theodore reads the Epistle

Archdeacon Roman reads the Gospel

The sermon


The ordination of Deacon Theodore

The vesting

Bishop Nikon vests the newly-ordained Deacon Theodore

Archdeacon Roman and Deacon Theodore


Before the Communion


The communion of the clergy

The dismissal

Deacon Theodore is presented with the icons

The Feldman family receiving congratulations

The Feldman family with Bishop Nikon

The Nativity liturgy

The chrismation of Mary Thompson

Deacon Theodore reads the Gospel