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Former teacher tonsured a reader.

posted Feb 12, 2013, 4:20 PM by   [ updated Feb 12, 2013, 4:20 PM by Yulia Russiyanova ]
Today, John Martin, former teacher at St. John's Academy and currently a seminarian at Holy Trinity Seminary at Jordanville, was tonsured a reader, the first rung of priesthood. John spent a year or so at St. John's Academy during which he taught the upper school history curriculum. Following his tenure at the Academy, John was called to study the faith at the Lavra of the Russian Diaspora. Others before him and after him have left St. John's for Seminary at Jordanville. Currently former teacher Father Deacon Ephriam Willmarth and former teacher/student Reader Nicholas Kotar are  studying or working at Holy Trinity Seminary as well.

We hope and pray for John's studies and God's grace in performing his new responsibilities as a Church Reader.