On Saturday, December 27, 2014, His Excellency A. Elias Zaidan, bishop of the Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles, ordained Abouna Anthony Joseph Alles to the priesthood at Holy Rosary Church, the parish of the Dominican Friars in Portland, Oregon. Abouna Anthony Joseph is a Maronite Monk of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. His Grace Alexander K. Sample, Archbishop of Portland, and His Excellency Liam Cary, Bishop of Baker, Oregon, were in attendance. Many Maronite, Byzantine and Latin Rite Catholics — clergy, religious and lay faithful — were also present for this first Maronite priestly ordination to take place in the Pacific Northwest. To view more photos, click here and here.