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Pictures from the
Deaconal Ordination
Fr. Deacon Robert F. Oravetz
at the hands of
His Grace, Judson M. Procyk
Metropolitan Archbishop of Pittsburgh
13 July 1997
St. John the Baptist Parish
Pittsburgh, PA
Presentation of Bread and Salt Archbishop Judson is greeted with the traditional bread and salt.
Picture from the choir loft View from the balcony. 
The beautiful chandelier is one of the few remaining real candle chandeliers in a Byzantine Church in America.
Laying on of hands. Metropolitan Judson imposes his hands upon the head of  Fr. Deacon Oravetz to ordain him to the deaconate.
Pictured from left at the Diaconal ordination are: Seminarian C. Douglas Kenney, Archdiocese of Baltimore; Deacon James A. Ragan; Fr. David M. Petras, Director of Spiritual Formation at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary, Pittsburgh; Metropolitan Judson; Deacon Robert F. Oravetz; Rev. Nicholas X. Smiciklas, pastor; Fr. John G. Petro, Recotr, Ss. Cyril & Methodius Seminary; Br. Thomas Somerfeld; Lance Vogel, server.
Photos Copyright © 1997 by Ted Kutzlo.  Used with permission. All Rights Reserved. 

Deacon Robert F. Oravetz, a native son of St. John the Baptist parish, Pittsburgh, PA, was ordained to the diaconate there on Sunday, July 13, 1997 by Metropolitan Judson.

Fr. Deacon Robert will be ordained to the priesthood on Sunday, 26 October 1997 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Pittsburgh.

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