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Christmas Pageant 2019

 

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Caitlyn's service is livestreamed via the parish's Facebook page so all could safely join with her. 

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St. Martin's rector, the Rev. Mitch Smith, confides that he never anticipated an ordination like this one for his colleague Caitlyn Darnell. 

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Caitlyn's fiance Scott Keith also signs as a witness to Caitlyn's promises. 

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Caitlyn's parents share in the celebration with their daughter, having traveled across country to attend. 

 

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In the midst of a global pandemic, Caitlyn Darnell is ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons at St. Martin's on March 19, 2020.. (Photos by Scotty Peek.)

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Caitlyn looks up as the service progresses -- a moment she has waited so long to see happen. 

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The Rev. Deacon Caitlyn Darnell shares the Peace, pandemic style. 

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A special hug with Dad after the service. Mom and Bishop Waldo look on. 

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Bishop Andrew Waldo of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina lays hands upon Caitlyn as she is ordained a deacon, her first ordination step toward the priesthood. 

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Caitlyn signs her name to her promises. 

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The Rev. Deacon Caitlyn Darnell prepares the elements at the altar of her ordination. 

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St. Martin's clergy after the service: the Rev. Alan Bentrup, member and Diocesan staff, the Rev. Chuck Petit, M.D., the Rev. Susan Prinz, Ph.D., the Rev. Deacon Caitlyn Darnell and the Rev. Mitch Smith, rector.