Thank you for your prayers. My friend is now Subdeacon. Vespers on Friday evening and Matins and Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning were all beautiful. For Divine Liturgy, we had two bishops (Metropolitan Basil and Archbishop and Cardinal-Designate Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston), four priests, two deacons, one subdeacon, and five altar servers. I was one of the servers and can attest that it was a bit crowded behind the iconostasis. However, it was a wonderful experience for me and I believe for the entire parish as well. Again, thank you for your prayer for my parish and for my friend Andy. Please continue to pray for him as he prepares to be ordained as a Deacon (I believe that's supposed to happen in April).