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BOOM! Then He is a Priest!

The Diocese of Virginia ordained nine clergy to the Sacred Order of Priests at The Falls Church Episcopal in Falls Church, VA.

  The Falls Church Episcopal 

Prayers with the Bishop led by the litanist, The Rev. Dr. William Bradley Roberts.


" ... give your Holy Spirit to David; fill him with grace and power, and make him a priest in your Church."

        And Make David a Priest in your Church

Now be vested according to the Order of Priests.

       Now Be Vested Accordingly

"Receive this Bible as a sign of the authority given you to preach the Word of God ..."

       receive this Bible 

The Peace of the Lord be always with you.  And also with you.

       The Peace

Eucharist with The Rt. Rev. Shannon Johnston, the Rev. Deacon Linda Murphy, and new priest Rev. David M. Crosby.

        Bishop Shannon 

The first priestly blessing.

       First Priestly Blessing 

A new crop of freshly ordained priests in the Diocese of Virginia with our Bishop.

       A Crop of New Priested Clergy 

The Grace-Ful Alexandria Trio: The Rev. Jo J. Belser (at Church of the Resurrection, Alexandria); The Rev. David M. Crosby (at Immanuel CHurch-on-the-Hill, Alexandria); and The Rev. Leslie N. Steffensen (at Grace Church, Alexandria).

      The Grace Church Trio

Finally hugs from the siblings.

       Hugs from the Siblings

The certificate of proof from the Diocese.

  The Priest's Certificate

A most wonderful and long-awaited day.  May God bless all the newly ordained and grace us with gifts for this ministry.