by Hollis Hiscock
Nine relatives and friends, sitting in a house in Ireland, watched as Janice Mary Maloney-Brooks was being ordained a deacon in Christ’s Church Cathedral in Hamilton, Canada, over 5,000 kilometres away.
Perhaps this was the first live streaming of such an occasion.
Another unique feature was Janice’s deacon stole, knit by many people representing the various communities where she studies, lives and works.
In the ordination bulletin Canon Christyn Perkons described the meaning of Janice’s stole.
Janice continues her diaconal ministry at the Church of the Ascension and with the Seafarers Mission, both in Hamilton.