WASHINGTON DC Tuesday 13th of March: Bishop Thomas (below left) of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America is scheduled to receive by Chrismation, the membership of the Western Rite Mission in Warrenton, Virginia at 7.00 pm on Friday the 30th of March at Christ Church, 95 Green Street, Warrenton.

Fr. Nicholas Alford, Rector of Saint Gregory the Great Western Rite Parish in Washington D.C. has been catechising this convert parish until their clergyman, the Reverend Patrick Cardine is Ordained Priest.

The Warrenton mission has converted from the Charismatic Episcopal Church in which its minister, Patrick Cardine (right) was the diocesan evangelism officer. The Rev'd. Cardine is an architectural blacksmith with his large commercial architectural ironwork company, Cardine Studios located in Chantilly, Virginia. The company also produces church ironwork items.