Priestly Ordination @ Odisha

December 28, 2023 Author:

Laiguda, Odisha, December 28, 2023 — A momentous and spiritually significant day unfolded at St. John of the Cross Church in Laiguda, Odisha, as Amon Sabar and Thomas Dalabehera were ordained to the priesthood by Most.Rev. Dr. Aplinar Senapati C.M., the Bishop of Rayagada Diocese, Odisha.

The ordination ceremony, held on December 28, 2023, was marked by a solemn mass celebrated by Bishop Senapati, signifying the consecration of these two deacons into the sacred priesthood. The mass was attended by a distinguished gathering of clergy members, including Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Mullor OCD, Fr. Thomas Bose OCD, Fr. Henry Singh OCD, and Fr. Kanak Paricha. Adding to the grace of the occasion were two priests from the Manjummel Province, Fr. Subas and Fr. Paul T, who were present to witness and participate in the sacred event.

The Bishop, in his role as the chief celebrant, conducted the mass with solemnity, guiding the congregation through prayers and rituals that marked the transition of Amon Sabar and Thomas Dalabehera from deacons to priests. The parishioners of St. John of the Cross Church, Laiguda, were present in large numbers, joining in the prayers and expressing their joy on this auspicious day.