St Irenaeus Orthodox Theological Institute

Monastic ordination Father Joan Lena

On March 30th, our staff member Father Joan Lena was ordained to monastic orders in the monastery of the Nativity of Saint John the Forerunner in The Hague. Metropolitan Athenagoras performed the tonsure, which was followed by a festive Divine Liturgy (Eucharist) and a communal meal. Clergy and faithful from all over the country came to The Hague to join in the celebration. As hieromonk, Fr. Joan will continue to teach at the St Irenaeus Institute. His specialisation is liturgical theology

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