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  • Gregory Orf of Good Samaritan Church, Ellijay, pledges his obedience to Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory and his successors during the Feb. 4 rite of ordination to the permanent diaconate at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • (Foreground to background) Lennison Alexander of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Atlanta, and John Halloran of St. Philip Benizi Church, Jonesboro, lie prostrate along the center aisle of the Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta. They were ordained to the permanent diaconate with 10 other candidates on Feb. 4. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • The candidates (l-r) Lennison Alexander, John Halloran, Charles Iner, J. Tony King, Ron Leidenfrost, John Martin, Gregory Orf, Randall Ory, Pablo Perez, Leon Roberts, Erik Wilkinson and Bradford Young kneel on the steps of the altar during the Feb. 4 rite of ordination to the permanent diaconate as Archbishop Gregory conducts the prayer of consecration. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Archbishop Gregory presents the Book of Gospels to Deacon Erik Wilkinson. Deacon Wilkinson is assigned to serve at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Atlanta. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Standing on the plaza by the front entrance to the Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta following the rite of ordination to the diaconate are (front row, l-r) Bishop Luis Zarama, new deacons J. Tony King, Randall Ory and Pablo Perez, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory and Office of the Permanent Diaconate associate co-directors of formation Deacon José Espinosa and Penny Simmons; (back row, l-r) Deacon Steve Swope of St. George Church, Newnan, Deacon Dennis Dorner, director of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate, new deacons Bradford Young, Gregory Orf, John Martin, Leon Roberts, Erik Wilkinson, Charles Iner, Ron Leidenfrost , Lennison Alexander and John Halloran.
  • Newly ordained permanent deacon Randall Ory of St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Snellville, center, extends a blessing to his spouse, Lynn, of 38 years on the Cathedral of Christ the King plaza following the Feb. 4 rite of ordination to the permanent diaconate. Deacon John Martin of Our Lady of the Americas Mission, Lilburn, left, and Deacon Erik Wilkinson of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Atlanta, right, also do the same for their respective wives, Mary and Nancy Sestak. Photo By Michael Alexander

Gregory Orf of Good Samaritan Church, Ellijay, pledges his obedience to Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory and his successors during the Feb. 4 rite of ordination to the permanent diaconate at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta. Photo By Michael Alexander


Atlanta

Twelve ordained as permanent deacons

ATLANTA—A dozen men were ordained on Saturday, Feb. 4, to serve the Catholic community of north and central Georgia and also to be devoted “to caring for the poor, the lonely, the immigrant, the disenfranchised and the forgotten” as deacons. The ordination rite at Christ the King Cathedral followed the ancient ritual, as the men […] Full Story | En Español