Sept. 21, 2012

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Archbishop to ordain transitional deacon

            Archbishop John G. Vlazny will ordain Chrispine Otieno as a transitional deacon

 on Friday, October 12, at Mount Angel Abbey Church.  The Mass of Ordination will

begin at 10:00 am. 

             Mr. Otieno was born in 1982 in Sia-ia, Kenya.  He is one of five children of John

Otieno Oriang and Margaret Otieno.  Chrispine attended elementary school and high

school in Kisumu, Kenya, graduating from Archbishop Okoth-Miranga High School in

1999.  He entered the seminary in Kenya in 2001.  He studied at the Pontifical

Urbaniana University in Rome earning a Bachelor degree in Philosophy and a Sacred

Theology Bachelor degree in theology. 

           Chrispine’s ministry training has included parish ministry in Italy, at St. Henry

Parish in Gresham, at St. Paul Parish in Silverton and at St. Mary Parish in Corvallis.



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