On August 15th, 2021, the 8th Sunday after Pentecost, His Grace Bishop Ilarion, Bishop of Edmonton and the Western Eparchy, Locum Tenens of the Metropolitan Cathedral, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the St. Elias Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Bonnyville, AB.
His Grace was assisted by Rev. Fr. Peter Haugen and Rev. Fr. Deacon Vasyl Maskal.
Prior to the Divine Liturgy, His Grace Bishop Ilarion tonsured Larry Godziuk to the first degree of priesthood, as Reader in The Holy Orthodox Church.
In his pastoral message of guidance, His Grace Bishop Ilarion called the newly tonsured Reader Larry to become a faithful and humble servant to the Church of Christ.
Following the Divine Liturgy, His Grace Bishop Ilarion gave his archpastoral blessing to everyone.
Please see the photos below: