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Reverend Christopher Bogosh Ordained to the Preisthood

St. Andrew’s Traditional Anglican Church graciously hosted the ordination of Reverend Christopher Bogosh on Saturday, August 26th. Originally from Boston, Christopher was able to have his family in attendance – a day made even more meaningful with their love and support.

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Ordained by our own The Right Reverend Ian D. Anderson, Christopher also had a number of Resurrection Anglican Church’s clergy in attendance. With a full church, beautiful organ music, and a catered luncheon following, it was a highly spiritual ceremony celebrated with great joy and fellowship.

Blog 2Deacon Mark Maurais, from Resurrection, led the processional, assisted in the ordination and read the Epistle. Canon Stephen DelSignore, Rector of St. Andrew’s, delivered a moving sermon on the meaning of the ministerial call.

Blog 3Bishop Ian read the Gospel.

Blog 4Christopher kneels before the altar in presentation before Bishop Ian and other clergy. Here he makes his vows and committment to the Anglican faith.

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Blog 6Christopher receives his stole as it’s draped by Reverend Greg Bennett of Resurrection Anglican and Keoka Lake Anglican Fellowship in Maine.

Blog 7A special moment showing the laying on of hands by the clergy, as Christopher is ordained a priest in the Reformed Anglican Church.

Blog 8As Reverend Christopher was formally introduced to the congregation, his sister stepped from her pew and planted a congratulartory kiss on his cheek! Unexpected and sweet!

Blog 9And then, Reverend Christopher celebrated his first communion with the clergy and then the congregants of St. Andrew’s.

Blog 10Canon Stephen administers the chalice to his daughters, Abigail and Meghan, as Reverend Christoper gives blessings to some of the others.

Blog 11Bishop Ian blesses the congregants to “Go in peace, to love and serve the Lord,” in conclusion of the service. Reverend Christopher poses with the clergy at the altar. (L to R: Deacon Mark Maurais, Bishop Ian Anderson, Reverend Christopher Bogosh, Canon Stephen DelSignore, and Reverend Greg Bennett)

Blog 12Reverend Christopher is beaming as he poses with his family inside and outside the church. The woman in the photo frame is his sister, who sadly passed away. We’re all certain she was there in spirit!

We congratulate Reverend Christopher on his ordination and wish him many, many years in service to the Lord and those he ministers to along the way. We’re confident that all of those who know him will be richly blessed by his knowledge and compassion for others.

Blessings and Peace,

+Ian Anderson

 

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Christopher Bogosh Ordained a Deacon

 

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Ordaining a man into the deaconate is both an honor and a pleasure.  While, it’s wonderful to see a man dedicate his life to worshiping God, spreading the Word to others while planning a new church is truly a blessing to all.

Christopher Bogosh was already an accomplished clergyman from another denomination when he came to Resurrection Anglican Church. Not long ago he felt compelled to continue his works in the Anglican Tradition, and so began his study and journey towards receiving Anglican orders.  A published author, his books are well written and thoroughly researched, providing the reader with valuable insight into living a Christian life in today’s complicated world.

So, it was with great joy that we welcomed him into the Reformed Anglican Church on June 9th as a Transitional Deacon. As we look forward to more of Christopher’s terrific preaching this summer, he will be preparing for his final ordination to the priesthood on August 26th in Middleborough, Massechussets.  The Very Reverend Stephen DelSignore of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church will host this event during the National Synod, August 25-27th. Along with visiting clergy, Presiding Bishop Del Murray will also be in attendance.

We couldn’t be more excited to see where Christopher’s walk takes him, and we’re looking forward to seeing the many lives he touches with the Gospel.

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Mark Maurais Ordained a Deacon

Advent 4 was a truly special Sunday as our long-time lay reader, Mark Maurais, was ordained a Deacon. We are so blessed to have Mark as part of our clergy team in the Diocese of the Resurrection. He’ll begin working towards the development of new missions. We wish him all the best!collage-1

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