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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 + March 2015

From the March 2015 issue of The Word:

Ordained

TRANT, Samuel, to the holy diaconate by Bishop John on January 12, 2015, at Christ the Saviour Mission in Jacksonville, Texas. He is attached to that parish.

 

ELEVATED

SANDERS, Deacon Niketas, to the rank and dignity of Archdeacon by Bishop Basil on January 11, 2015, at St. Elias Church, Austin, Texas, where Archdeacon Niketas is assigned.

GEREIGE, Priest Joseph, to the rank and dignity of Archpriest by Bishop Thomas on January 24, 2015, at St. George Church, Altoona, Pennsylvania, where he is the pastor.

 

Patrick Henre Ordained to Holy Deaconate

HE IS WORTHY! Subdeacon Patrick Henre of St. Basil the Great Church in Kansas City, Kansas was ordained to the holy diaconate by Bishop Basil this past Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 and is assigned to that parish.

Recent Ordinations + February 2015

From the February 2015 issue of The Word:

Ordained

ABDEL-KARIM, Walid, to the holy diaconate by Bishop Anthony on June 8, 2014, at All Saints Church in Chicago, Illinois. He is attached to that parish.

BARDWELL, Andrew, to the holy diaconate by Metropolitan Joseph on December 26, 2014, at All Saints of North America Church in Homer, Alaska. He is assigned to that parish.

CHILDS, James, to the holy diaconate by Bishop Anthony on May 11, 2014, at St. George Church, Fishers, Indiana. He is attached to that parish.

COOK, Michael, to the holy diaconate by Bishop Anthony on June 29, 2014, at the Parish Life Conference hosted by St. John Chrysostom Church. He is attached to Holy Cross Church, Dorr, Michigan.

DOUGHTERY, Kevin, to the holy diaconate by Metropolitan Joseph on December 25, 2014, at St. John Cathedral in Eagle River, Alaska. He is assigned to that parish.

GLEASON, Deacon Joseph, to the holy priesthood by Bishop John on December 21, 2014, at Christ the King Mission Station in Omaha, Illinois. He is attached to Christ the King Mission Station.

HANNA, Samer, to the holy diaconate by Bishop Anthony on April 4, 2014, at St. Mary's Basilica. He is attached to that parish.

TRANT, Samuel, to the holy diaconate by Bishop John on January 12, 2015, at Christ the Saviour Mission in Jacksonville, Texas. He is attached to that parish.

ELEVATED

SANDERS, Deacon Niketas, to the rank and dignity of Archdeacon by Bishop Basil on January 11, 2015.

 

Samuel Trant Ordained to Holy Diaconate

His Grace BIshop Basil writes:

AXIOS! Subdeacon Samuel Trant of Christ the Saviour Church in Jacksonville, Texas was ordained to the holy diaconate on Sunday, January 11th, 2015 and is assigned to that parish.

Niketas Sanders Elevated to Archdeacon

His Grace BIshop Basil writes:

AXIOS! On Sunday, January 11th, 2015, Deacon Niketas Sanders of St. Elias Church in Austin, Texas was elevated to the rank and dignity of Archdeacon.

Recent Ordinations + January 2015

From the January 2015 issue of The Word:

Ordained

TANNOUS, Deacon Gabriel (Jabra), to the holy priesthood by Bishop Basil on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at the Church of St. Anthony the Great in Spring, Texas. Father Gabriel is completing his final year of theological studies at St.Vladimir's Seminary and expected to graduate in May 2015.

ELEVATED

ALLEN, Priest Stephen, to the dignity of Archpriest by Bishop Alexander on August 24, 2014, at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

MARX, Deacon Meletios, of St. Joseph Church in Houston, Texas, to the rank and dignity of Archdeacon by Bishop Basil on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at St. Joseph Church in Houston, Texas.

Recent Ordinations + December 2014

From the December 2014 issue of The Word:

Ordained

BURNETT, Joshua, to the holy diaconate by Bishops Thomas and John on September 28, 2014, at St. George Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He continues his studies at St. Vladimir's Seminary.

DOURANI, Deacon Elias (Nazmi), to the holy priesthood by Metropolitan Joseph on September 7, 2014, at St. Matthew Church in Torrance, California. He remains attached to St. James Church, Placentia, California.

HALE, Juvenaly, to the holy diaconate by Bishop Basil on October 4, 2014, at St. Joseph Church, Houston, Texas. He is assigned to that parish.

ELEVATED

FENTON, Priest John, to the dignity of Archpriest by Bishop John on October 12, 2014, at Holy Incarnation Church, Lincoln Park, Michigan.

FLORA, Priest John, to the dignity of Archpriest by Bishop Basil on September 28th, 2014, at the Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Park City, Kansas.

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