NDS Deacons Make Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity


On Sunday, January 15, the seminary community witnessed the candidates who are preparing for priesthood ordination taking the Profession of Faith and the Oath of Fidelity which took place during Vespers. The rector preached on Saint John the Baptist’s acclamation from the gospel that day – Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. The candidates were reminded that the oath they are taking is an oath of one’s commitment to God’s Word and one’s personal word. Each seminarian signed the Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity after speaking both during solemn Evening Prayer. The rector will prepare documentation later in the week for bishops to make the official “Call to Holy Orders to the Order of Presbyter.” Following Vespers, the seminarians were treated with a formal dinner as a welcome back as the Spring semester begins.