NEW PHOTOS & VIDEOS! Bishop Matthias Ordains Two Seminarians from Midwest Diocese

1 April 2012 • Campus Ordinations

Newly ordained Fr. David Bozeman and Dn. Jason Ketz.Newly ordained Fr. David Bozeman and Dn. Jason Ketz.The Right Reverend Matthias, bishop of Chicago and the Midwest, Orthodox Church in America, ordained two seminarians from his diocese to HolyHis Grace The Right Reverend Matthias in Three Hierarchs ChapelHis Grace The Right Reverend Matthias in Three Hierarchs Chapel Orders on the fifth Sunday of Great Lent. Presiding at the Divine Liturgy in our campus chapel of the Three Holy Hierarchs, Bishop Matthias ordained Deacon David Bozeman to the Holy Priesthood, and seminarian Jason Ketz to the Holy Diaconate. Both Fr. David and Dn. Jason are third-year students in the M.Div. program at the seminary, and they are slated to graduate this May.

Father David has held careers in teaching high school English, freelance editing, sales, mortgage banking, and in the music industry as part of the band, "Luxury." He and his wife, Amy, have two children. He and his family are most recently from Kansas City, Missouri, and his pastor, Archpriest Timothy Sawchak of Holy Trinity Church, Gardner, Kansas, was on hand to concelebrate the liturgy and to witness his ordination. During his third year at the seminary, to fulfill his parish placement requirement, Fr. David has been under the mentorship of Archpriest David Vernak, rector of Christ the Savior Church, Paramus, New Jersey.

Father David Bozeman and Deacon Jason Ketz, and their families, with Bishop Matthias and chapel and visiting clergy.Father David Bozeman and Deacon Jason Ketz, and their families, with Bishop Matthias and chapel and visiting clergy.Deacon Jason grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and remembers vividly serving as an altar boy in St. Mary's Cathedral, his home parish. Before entering the seminary, he actively ministered at the cathedral as a subdeacon, sacristan, and church school teacher. His professional experience includes being a Clinical Lab Specialist and a Quality Manager for a mid-size printing company. This year, he is under the tutelage of Archpriest Alexis Vinogradov at his parish placement at St. Gregory the Theologian Church, Wappingers Falls, New York. With the blessing of Bishop Matthias, he hopes to return to St. Mary's Cathedral and serve as a deacon under Cathedral Dean Archpriest Andrew Morbey. Deacon Jason and his wife, Elizabeth, have three children.

View photos of the ordination, taken by Tatiana Hoff, here.
View photos of the ordinations, taken by Seminarian Michael Soroka, here.
View a video of the ordination of Seminarian Jason Ketz to the Holy Diaconate (PART I), taken by Maria Rentel, here.
 View a video of the ordination of Seminarian Jason Ketz to the Holy Diaconate (PART II), taken by Maria Rentel, here.
View a video of the ordination of Deacon David Bozeman to the Holy Priesthood (PART I), taken by Maria Rentel, here.
View a video of the ordination of Deacon David Bozeman to the Holy Priesthood (PART II), taken by Maria Rentel, here.

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