Romanian Orthodox Ordained as a Reader

Father John Ives, Cristian Craciun and Abba Seraphim

Whilst officiating on Sunday, 18th September at our Bournemouth Church, Abba Seraphim was assisted by his Coadjutor, Abba James, and Father John Ives, the Bournemouth Parish priest, and Abba Seraphim started officiating by ordaining as a Reader, Cristian Craciun, a Romanian who was born in the historical region of Western Moldavia in north-eastern Romania, but now lives in Surrey and often attends our Bournemouth Church.

The service included a panikhida celebrating the life of HM Queen Elizabeth II, With the national anthem as our final Hymn.