On the Feast of the Nativity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill ordained monk Peter (Karakozoff) to the rank of Hierodeacon.
Hierodeacon Peter has been known as a faithful assistant to His Eminence since 2003, and adminstrator of the diocesan chancellery for many years. Recently, Father Peter was tonusured a monk on Saint Herman's Day, December 12/25, 2014. He will be conducting his obedience within the boarders of the Western American Diocese. May God grant him zeal and holy might in his service in the Vineyard of Christ.