it was a great blessing to be at the liturgy today when several happy events coincided.
In the first place we were celebrating the sixth anniversary of the dedication of st alban's orthodox church at chatham. In the second place we were welcoming our bishop metropolitan seraphim. And in the third place we were fortunate to have antony westwood with us, who was being ordained as subdeacon.
The heavy snowfall kept many of our congregation away but those who were able to make it enjoyed witnessing antony entering into the next phase of his service to god with us.
It was a great joy to be joined this morning by father seraphim from london and deacon theodore over from france.