The candidates on Thursday during their pre-ordination retreat with the Rev. Nathan Rugh at left, who will preach at this morning’s 10 a.m. service.

Almighty God, the giver of all good gifts, who of thy divine providence hast appointed various orders in thy Church: Give thy grace, we humbly beseech thee, to those called to be ordained in this morning in the Sacred Order of Deacons at St. John’s Cathedral, Timothy Hamlin, Mel Soriano, Jonathan Timothy Stoner, and Joshua Wong, and so fill them with the truth of thy doctrine and clothe them with holiness of life, that they may faithfully serve before thee, to the glory of thy great Name and for the benefit of thy holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

— Book of Common Prayer