March 17, 2008
Seminarian Mark Robin Collins was ordained to the diaconate at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine on Saturday March 15, 2008. The Vicar and Ms. Patience Okwuoha from Saint James acted as sponsors. Seen here are the Vicar with Mark, Ms Monica Stewart and Ms Pearline Bashford. Many other members of the parish attended the wonderful liturgy in support of Mark, who has been doing his seminarian field placement at Saint James. He served at his home parish (Ascension, Manhattan) on Palm Sunday, but will be back to Saint James on Easter Day -- when we have some festivities planned!