Just received an email from one of the ordinands for my home Diocese, which will ordain six men this year on Friday, July 27. This is the largest class in recent years, so yes, great news indeed! Unlike in years past, when the ordinations were held in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, this year, Bishop Baker has shifted the venue to the new Convention Center in Columbia. Columbia is centrally located in the state-wide Diocese, and the venue, while nowhere near as beautiful as the Cathedral, will allow a much larger segment of the faithful to be present and participate in this joyous event.
Mark your calendars!