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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Recent Ordinations + November 2014

From the November 2014 issue of The Word:

Ordained

VAIR, Deacon Mark, to the holy priesthood by Bishop Thomas, on September 14, 2014, at Holy Cross Church in Linthicum, Maryland. He is completing his studies at St. Vladimir's Seminary.

Ordination and Elevation of Fr. Gabriel Tannous and Archdeacon Meletios Marx

Elevation of Archdeacon MeletiosElevation of Archdeacon MeletiosHis Grace Bishop Basil writes:

AXIOS! Fr. Gabriel Tannous, a son of DOWAMA and a senior at St. Vladimir's Seminary, was ordained to the holy priesthood at St. Anthony Church in Spring, Texas on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014.

WORTHY! Dn. Meletios Marx of St. Joseph Church in Houston, Texas was elevated to the rank and dignity of archdeacon on the feast of the Holy Archangels (Saturday, November 8th, 2014).

Juvenaly Hale Ordained to Holy Diaconate

His Grace BIshop Basil writes:

AXIOS! Juvenaly Hale of St. Joseph Church in Houston, Texas was ordained to the holy diaconate Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at St. Joseph Church in Houston.

Deacon Juvenaly, Shamassy Debbie and their childrenDeacon Juvenaly, Shamassy Debbie and their children

Recent Ordinations + October 2014

From the October 2014 issue of The Word:

Ordained

PERRY, Ambrose (Jeff), to the holy diaconate by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph on August 17, 2014, at St. George Church, San Diego, California. He is assigned to St. Anthony Church, San Diego.

Fr. John Flora Elevated to Archpriest

His Grace Bishop Basil writes:

WORTHY! Yesterday, September 28th, Fr. John Flora of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Park City, Kansas was elevated to the rank and dignity of Archpriest.

Hierodeacon Benedict, Fr. John Flora, Bishop Basil, Dn. Basil AndersonHierodeacon Benedict, Fr. John Flora, Bishop Basil, Dn. Basil Anderson

Recent Ordinations + September 2014

From the September 2014 issue of The Word:

Ordained

AMMARI, Elias (Loui), to the diaconate by Metropolitan Joseph, on April 23, 2014, at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Los Angeles, California. He is attached to the Cathedral.

MAHFOUZ, John, to the diaconate by Metropolitan Joseph, on May 18, 2014, at St. Anthony Church, San Diego, California.

TANNUS, Gabriel (Jabra), to the diaconate by Bishop Nicholas, on May 11, 2014. He is a second-year seminarian at St. Vladimir's Seminary.

Elevated

FERZI, Priest Elias, to the dignity of Archpriest by Metropolitan Joseph, on May 11, 2014, at St. Philip Church, Edmonton, Alberta.

Received

SARCHIZIAN, Priest Minas, from the Romanian Archdiocese. He is attached to St. Michael Church, Van Nuys, California.

Recent Ordinations + June 2014

From the June 2014 issue of The Word:

Ordained

MANASSEH, Christian George, to the diaconate by Bishop Nicholas on February 23, 2014, at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Potomac, Maryland. He is attached to that church.

Elevated

BITAR, Archpriest Elias, to the dignity of Archimandrite by Bishop Nicholas at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Potomac, Maryland.

Saed Rihani Elevated to Archdeacon

On September 29, 2013, Deacon Saed Rihani was elevated to the dignity of Archdeacon by His Eminence Metropolitan Philip of blessed memory. The elevation took place during the 50th anniversary celebrations at St. George Church in Cicero, Illinois.

Jabra Tannous Ordained to Holy Diaconate

His Grace Bishop Basil writes:

AXIOS! Deacon Jabra Tannous, a son of DOWAMA from St. Anthony Church in Spring, Texas who is a second year student at St. Vladimir's Seminary, was ordained yesterday, May 11th, at St. George Church in Danbury, Connecticut.

Recent Ordinations + March 2014

From the March 2014 issue of The Word:

Ordained

FARKOUH, Farid, to the diaconate by Bishop Nicholas on Sunday, January 5, 2014, at St. Mary Church, Brooklyn, New York. He is attached to that parish.

LANDINO, Deacon Joseph, to the holy priesthood by Archbishop Joseph on January 12, 2014, at St. George Church, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

SCHMALE, Lawrence, to the holy diaconate, by Archbishop Joseph on January 26, 2014, at Holy Resurrection Church, Tucson, Arizona. He is assigned to that parish.

Elevated

NIXON, Fr. Philip, to the dignity of Archpriest by Archbishop Joseph on January 26, 2104, at Holy Resurrection Church, Tucson, Arizona.