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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, Appointments, Retirements and Assignments + November 2015

From the November 2015 issue of The Word:

Ordained

HENRE, Deacon Patrick, to the holy priesthood by Bishop Basil on September 13th, 2015, at the Church of St. Basil the Great, Kansas City, Kansas. He is assigned as proistamenos, effective October 1, 2015, at the Church of St. John the Theologian, Rapid City, South Dakota.

PHILLIPS, Schema-monk Theodore, to the diaconate by Bishop John on September 27, 2015, at St. Mary's Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Hiero-deacon Theodore serves at the Monastery of Our Lady and St. Laurence, Canon City, Colorado.

TALIAFERRO, Kenneth, to the diaconate by Bishop John on September 13, 2015, at St. Peter Church, Fort Worth, Texas. He is assigned to that parish.

Elevated

MONTO, Priest John, to the dignity of Archpriest by Bishop Thomas at Holy Cross Church in Linthicum, Maryland. He is attached to that parish.

PALMER, Deacon George, to the dignity of Proto-deacon by Bishop John on September 13, 2015, at St. Peter Church, Fort Worth, Texas.

Recent Ordinations, Appointments, Retirements and Assignments + October 2015

From the October 2015 issue of The Word:

Ordained

AL NAJJAR, Deacon Nektarios (Mark), to the priesthood by Metropolitan Joseph on June 14, 2015, at the Balamand Monastery, Lebanon. He is assigned as the Assistant Pastor at St. Elias Cathedral, Ottawa, Ontario.

BELCHER, Protodeacon Nicholas, to the priesthood by Bishop John on September 7, 2015, at St. George Church, West Roxbury, Massachusetts. He is attached to that parish.

BIBEAU, David, to the diaconate by Bishop Anthony on August 9, 2015, at St. Andrew, Lexington, Kentucky. He is attached to that parish.

VOLLMAN, Jeremiah (Jeremy), to the diaconate by Metropolitan Joseph on August 16, 2015, at St. Paul Church, Lynnwood, Washington. He is assigned to that parish.

YOUCHEZIN, John (Ivan), to the diaconate by Metropolitan Joseph on August 9, 2015, at St. Vincent of Lerins Church, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is assigned to that parish.

Elevated

WELZIG, Father Andrew, to the dignity of Archpriest by Metropolitan Joseph on August 29, 2015, at Christ the Savior Church, Spokane Valley, Washington.

SOMMER, Father David, to the dignity of Archpriest by Metropolitan Joseph on August 15, 2015, at St. Andrew Church, Arlington, Washington.

Assigned

FULTON, Priest Michael, as Pastor of Holy Archangel Gabriel Church, Lafayette, Louisiana, effective October 1, 2015. 

ROGERS, Priest Philip, as Assistant Pastor of St. John Church, Memphis, Tennessee, effective October 1, 2015.

 

Fr. Patrick Henre Ordained to Holy Priesthood

His Grace Bishop Basil writes:

AXIOS! Father Patrick Henre of St. Basil the Great Church in Kansas City, KS was ordained to the holy priesthood at his home parish of St. Basil the Great on Sunday, September 13th, 2015, and is assigned to the pastorate at the Church of St. John the Theologian in Rapid City, SD, effective October 1st. He will serve his 'Week of Liturgies' at St Basil Church beginning with that for the Elevation of the Cross.

Recent Ordinations, Appointments, Retirements and Assignments + September 2015

From the September 2015 issue of The Word:

Appointed

ABOUD, Salim, as Chief Financial Officer

TASSOS, Archpriest Michael, as Assistant Treasurer

Ordinations

KAVANAUGH, Peter, to the diaconate by Bishop John on June 29, 2015, at St. Patrick Orthodox Mission, Bealeton, Virginia. He is attached to that church.

HAZAR, Joseph, to the diaconate by Bishop Anthony on June 28, 2015, at St. Nicholas, Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is assigned to St. George, Indianapolis, Indiana.

HERNANDEZ, Thomas, to the diaconate by Metropolitan Jospeh on July 5, 2015, at the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West Parish Life Conference. He is assigned to St. Andrew Church in Riverside, California.

Retirements

DALY, Archpriest Daniel, effective August 1, 2015

GABRIEL, Economos Antony Gabriel

Assigned

HOURANI, Priest Nazmi, to St. Peter Church, Pomona, California, as an attached priest, effective April 7, 2015.

SARCHIZIAN, Priest Minas, as Interim Pastor of Holy Cross Church, Palmdale, California.

PHELPS, Deacon John, to Prophet Elijah Mission, Ellensburg, Washington, effective June 1, 2015.

THOMPSON, Priest Nathan, to the pastorate of Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Ben Lomond, California.

TANNOUS, Priest Gabriel, to the pastorate of St. Philip Church, effective July 1, 2015.

BLAIS, Priest Jason, to Holy Apostles Mission, Bowling Green, Kentucky, effective August 1, 2015.

MEFRIGE, Priest John, to the pastorate of St. George Church, Montreal, Quebec, effective August 1, 2015.

BURNETT, Priest Joshua, as assistant pastor of St. George Cathedral in Wichita, Kansas, effective July 1, 2015.

Recent Ordinations + August 2015

ORDAINED

SOMMER, Father David to the dignity of Archpriest by Metropolitan Joseph on August 15, 2015 at St. Andrew Church in Arlington, WA.

VOLLMAN, Jeremiah (Jeremy) to the diaconate by Metropolitan Joseph on August 16, 2015, at St. Paul Church in Lynnwood, WA. He is assigned to that parish.

WELZIG, Father Andrew to the dignity of Archpriest by Metropolitan Joseph on August 29, 2015 at Christ the Savior Church in Spokane Valley, WA.

YOUCHEZIN, John (Ivan) to the diaconate by Metropolitan Joseph on August 9, 2015, at St. Vincent of Lerins Church in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. He is assigned to that parish.

Recent Ordinations + June 2015

From the June 2015 issue of The Word:

ORDAINED

BURNETT, Deacon Joshua, to the holy priesthood by Bishop Nicholas on May 3, 2015, at St. George Church, Little Falls, New Jersey. Fr. Joshua, a seminarian, remains assigned to St. Stephen the Protomartyr Church, South Plainfield, New Jersey.

GERGIS, Paul, to the holy diaconate by Bishop Nicholas on May 3, 2015, at St. George Church, Little Falls, New Jersey. Deacon Paul, a seminarian, remains assigned to St. George Church, Little Falls, New Jersey.

ELEVATED

BELCHER, Deacon Nicholas, to the dignity of Protodeacon by Metropolitan Joseph on April 19, 2015, at St. George Orthodox Church, West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Recent Ordinations + May 2015

From the May 2015 issue of The Word:

ORDAINED

HINKLE, Vasily (Bill), to the holy diaconate by Metropolitan Joseph on March 15, 2015, at Holy Cross Church in Yakima, Washington. He is attached to Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg, Washington.

REID, Nicholas, to the holy diaconate by Bishop Thomas on March 22, 2015, at Holy Ascension Church in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He is assigned to that parish.

ELEVATED

OZONE, Archpriest John Nicholas, to the rank of Great Economos by His Grace Bishop Nicholas, on the instruction of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, on February 8, 2015.

Recent Ordinations + April 2015

From the April 2015 issue of The Word:

ORDAINED

HENRE, Patrick, to the holy diaconate by Bishop Basil on February 23, 2015, at the Church of St. Basil the Great, Kansas City, Kansas. He is assigned to that parish.

KINKLE, Vasili (Bill), to the holy diaconate by Metropolitan Joseph on March 15, 2015, at Holy Cross Church, Yakima, Washington. He is attached to Prophet Elijah Mission, Ellensburg, Washington.

MITRI, George, to the holy diaconate by Bishop Anthony on February 1, 2015, at St. Elias Church, Lacrosse, Wisconsin.

ELEVATED

HADDAD, Fr. Mousa, to the rank of Archpriest by Metropolitan Joseph on January 18, 2015.

BITTLE, Fr. Joseph, to the rank of Archpriest by Bishop Thomas on February 8, 2015, at Holy Trinity Church, Little Rock, Arkansas.

WILHELM, Fr. Dionysios, to the rank of Archpriest by Bishop Anthony on February 22, 2015, at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

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 Diaconate

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.