With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Peter, abbot of the St. John Climacus brotherhood, Hieromonk Innokenty (Reichert) was tonsured into the small schema at Holy Cross Monastery, West Virginia. The tonsure took place after Vespers and Matins for the commemoration of Abba Dorotheos of Gaza on June 17, 2014. His Grace Bishop George of Mayfield, abbot of Holy Cross Monastery, spent the tonsure and gave the newly tonsured the name of Alexander. May the New Martyr St. Alexander Schmorell protect the newly tonsured and lead him to salvation. Hieromonk Alexander was entrusted into the spiritual care of Igumen Gregory (Zaiens).