Dear Fathers, Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Glory to Jesus Christ! What a monumental and awe-inspiring occasion we were graced with last evening! Following the soul-stirring vigil service at the sacred grounds of St. Tikhon's Monastery, our dearly esteemed nominee for the Bishop of New England, Fr. Benedict Churchill, was tonsured a Rassaphore monk! How splendid and humbling it is to witness a servant of God stepping into a new phase of deeper commitment and spiritual awakening. May our Good Lord, the giver of "every good gift and every perfect gift" (James 1:17), shower Priestmonk Benedict with abundant blessings, grant him many years, and endow his ministry with heavenly wisdom. Our hearts are aglow with anticipatory joy for the spiritual fruit this dedicated servant will bear!