Last Saturday, I had the great privilege of attending the diaconal ordination of Francesca Fortunato in the Orthodox Catholic Church of America. It was held at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. Bishop Peter Brennan, a wonderful and well-respected bishop in the independent sacramental movement, ordained her. She will serve St. John's Community, led by my friend Archimandrite Lynn Walker of the Eastern Vicariate of the Orthodox Catholic Church of America. It was a great opportunity to connect with old friends and make new ones.
Several of us also met for dinner this past Wednesday. It was a great time for fellowship and getting to know one another better. This is how our independent sacramental movement will be strengthened.