On June 5 (NS) / May 23 (OS), Hieromonk Moses (Maisonet) was ordained to the Priesthood and Hierodeacon Pius was ordained to the Diaconate by Metropolitan John (with Fr. Moses being Ordained to the Diaconate on June 4 (NS) / May 22 (OS) ). An additional nun was tonsured, Mother Katherine, who will be under Fr. Moses’ spiritual direction. Fr. Moses, Fr. Pius, and Mthr. Katherine come to Orthodoxy from an independent continuing Anglican group and had investigated Orthodoxy for some time. They engaged in discussion with Metropolitan John and several other clergy over the past several months, culminating in their Baptism and Chrismation into the Orthodox Christian Faith on June 3rd (New Style), and then tonsuring to the monastic habits.
Fr. Moses and the monastics under his direction serve a mission in Camden, NJ, and engage in several charitable activities for the poor and indigent.