Ordinations and Elevations
Our prayers and congratulations for all our newly-ordained priests and deacons, and for those elevated to the dignity of Archpriest!
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Fr. Anthony Michaels was elevated to the rank of Archimandrite by Metropolitan Philip at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy celebrated at the Consecration of St. John Chrysostom Church on September 19th, 2010. The Rt. Rev. Fr. Anthony Michaels was present to his parish by His Eminence with the proclamation, Axios! Mustahiq! He Is Worthy!
Bishop Basil writes:
AXIOS! Deacon Symeon Kees, a DOWAMA vocation from St. George in Houston, TX and a graduate of St Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, PA, will be ordained to the holy priesthood at Ss. Constantine & Helen in Dallas, TX on Sunday, October 10th and assigned as second priest at St. George in Houston.
WORTHY! Fr. Antony Bahou of Ss. Constantine and Helen Church in Dallas, TX will be elevated to the dignity of Archpriest on Sunday, October 10th.
AXIOS! Subdeacon Peter Aleria, a chaplain with the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX, will be ordained to the holy diaconate at Forty Holy Martyrs in Sugar Land, TX on Sunday, November 7th and to the holy priesthood at St Michael in Beaumont, TX on Monday, November 8th.
MOUSTAHIQ! Deacon Michael Sakran, a DOWAMA vocation from St. George Church in Houston, TX who will graduate from St. Vladimir's Seminary next May, will be ordained to the holy priesthood at his home parish on Thursday, November 11th.
WORTHY! Subdeacon Michael Fulton, a DOWAMA vocation from St. Joseph Church in Houston, TX and a student at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA, will be ordained to the holy diaconate at St. George Church in Houston, TX on Thursday, November 11th.
On August 15, 2010, the Feast of the Holy Dormition, His Grace Bishop Thomas ordained Deacon James Purdie to the Holy Priesthood at St. George Cathedral in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Fr. James has been assigned to assist Fr. John Abdalah at the Cathedral.
On July 4, 2010, His Grace Bishop Mark ordained Michael Damas to the Holy Diaconate at St. George Cathedral in Toledo, Ohio.