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Sister Greta Ronningen, CDL ordained to Sacred Order of Deacons in Los Angeles

On June 13, 2020, Sister Sister Greta Ronningen of the Community of Divine Love was

ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons by Bishop John H. Taylor in the Diocese of Los Angeles, along with:

Courtney Ann Urquhart Tan, sponsored by St. Mary’s, Lompoc;

Elizabeth Ann Piraino, sponsored by St. Timothy’s, Apple Valley;

Steven Phillip Swartzell, sponsored by Church of the Messiah, Santa Ana;

Andrea Lee Thornton Arsene, sponsored by St. Paul’s, Pomona;

Bishop Taylor; the Rev. Canon Melissa McCarthy, diocesan canon to the ordinary;

Walter Joseph Thorne, sponsored by the Episcopal School of Los Angeles.

Video of the service — conducted with 10 participants in the Great Hall of St. Paul’s Commons and in keeping with statewide and diocesan requirements for physical distancing during the COVID 19 pandemic — is available on the diocesan Facebook page here:

Contributions to the new deacons’ discretionary funds may be made at Photo by the Rev. Thomas Quijada-Discavage.

To learn more about the Community of Divine Love and its ministry to prisons, go to:

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