On Saturday, July 6, 2019, the Rev. Dcn. George (Marshall) Goodge, a son of St. Paul’s, was ordained by His Grace Bishop Thomas to the holy priesthood, sponsored by the Very Rev. Archpriests George Alberts and Andrew Stephen Damick, joined by the V. Rev. Archpriest Joel Gillam, as well as many of the faithful of St. Paul’s, family and friends of the new priest, and seminary classmates.
On the same day, his wife Mara and newborn son John were churched. On the following day, July 7, Fr. George served his first Divine Liturgy at St. Paul’s.
Fr. George was raised in St. Paul’s, having attended from an early age, and is a 2017 graduate of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and has been assigned to the pastorate of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in New Hartford (Utica), New York.
May God grant him, Kh. Mara, baby John, and all their family many years! Axios!
(Many more photos can be viewed on the St. Paul’s Facebook page.)