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His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, visited the Monastery of St. John of Shanghai for the old style Feast of the Annunciation on April 7. During his visit, he tonsured into the monastic ranks Archpriest David Brum, Rector of Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Phoenix, giving him the name Daniel. Hieromonk Daniel will continue his duties in Phoenix.

Also, His Eminence ordained the monastery's abbot, Father Innocent, to the Holy Diaconate. Hierodeacon Innocent continues his monastic life at St. John's, leading the brotherhood.

May God bless both Hieromonk Daniel and Hierodeacon Innocent many years of service to come in His holy Church!

Tonsure and Ordination

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