It's hard to put into words what my ordination into the diaconate of the North American Old Catholic Church means to me. There was a time when I wasn't sure that I was going to make it through any ordination process because of the cost, my trans* status, and my theology. And then along came the Old Catholics. We met on Twitter and it felt right from the start. And now here I am.
And I don't really have the words to say what all of this has meant to me. Maybe I don't need words. Instead I'll offer these photos and a video of the ordination as I continue to struggle to express my gratitude and awe over all of this.
Up first is a photo album of the event. These are casual photos taken by friends. Still waiting on the professional photos.
I had to split the ordination itself into several parts. The first couple videos are the processional and the actual ordination, the next several are the celebration of the Eucharist.