The next day, the consecration service began with His Grace Bishop Daniel, parish priest Rev. Silouan Rolando, Rev. Matthew Wade of St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox parish in Goshen, IN, Rev. Deacon James Stickel, and Rev. Deacon John Charest of Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Palos Park, Il. The clergy wore special white aprons as they Baptized and Chrismated the new altar. Pegs were pounded into the top with rocks, and the table and relics of Great-Martyr Barbara were sealed with a special mastic wax. The table was washed with rose water, and a white baptismal garment, which will stay on the table forever, was placed on top. A cord was tied in a cross-wise fashion around the table several times symbolizing Christ’s hands being tied before the high priests. The table was then covered with an outer garment and all the normal altar table sacramental items were placed on top.