On the Feast of the Holy Innocents, the second hierodeacon of Holy Cross, Fr. Paisios, was ordained to the holy priesthood and Fr. Macarius was ordained to the diaconate.
The Hermitage has a new rassophore-monk, Fr. Theophil, and a new novice, Br. John. Archimandrite Seraphim performed the tonsure and the clothing after the Vigil for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.