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Archpastoral message of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros to the Faithful of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Ordinations to the Diaconate

  • Thornbury, Zachary, by Metropollian Alexios of Atlanta at St. George Chuch, Greenville, SC 04/23/17
  • Felactu, Athanasios, Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, St. Katherine Church, Redondo Beach, CA 04/30/17
  • Kolentsas, Christopher, Metropolitan Gerasimos, St.Sophia Cathedral, Los Angeles 05/14/17
  • Ramos, Seraphim, Metropolian Gerasimos of San Francisco, Holy Cross Chapel, Brookline, MA 05/21/17
  • Houpos, Andreas, Bishop Andonios of Phasiane, St. Nicholas Shrine Church, Flushing, NY 06/17/17

Ordinations to the Priesthood

  • Dn. Athanasios Felactu, Metropolian Gerasimos of San Francisco, Holy Cross Church, Belmont, CA 05/28/17
  • Dn. Christopher Kolentsas, Metropolian Gerasimos of San Francisco, St. Sophia Catehdral, Los Angeles 06/11/17

​Assignments

  • Fr. Athanasios Felactu, Holy Cross Church, Belmont, CA 05/20/17
  • Fr. James Honeycutt, St. George Church, Bloomfield Hills, MI 07/01/17
  • Dn. Andreas Houpos, St. Nicholas Shrine, Flushing, NY 06/15/17
  • Fr. Nicolas Kazarian, St. Spyridon Church, New York, NY 06/01/17
  • Fr. Thomas Newlin, Annunciation Cathedral, Houston 06/01/17
  • V. Rev. Fr. George Nikas, Holy Trinity Cathedral/Prophet Elias Church, Salt Lake City 06/01/17
  • Dn. Seraphim Ramos, St. John the Baptism Church, Las Vegas 06/01/17
  • Fr. Matthew Swehla, St. John the Baptism Church, Las Vegas 06/15/17
  • Fr. Christopher Xanthos, Holy Apostles Church, Cheyenne, WY 06/15/17

Offikia

  • Fr. Nicholas Bekris, Office of Confessor, bestowed by Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco 05/23/17
  • Fr. James Retelas, Office of Protopresbyter, bestowed by Metropolitan Gerasimos 03/25/17
  • Fr. John Wallace, Office of Confessor, bestowed by Metropolian Alexios 04/09/17

Retired Clergy

  • Fr. James Dokos 04/01/17

Receptions

  • Fr. Sava Leida, April 25 (from the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of America)
  • Fr. Nicolas Kazarian, May 29 (from the Greek Orthodox Metropolitanate of France)
  • Fr. John Brown, June 6 (from the Orthodox Church in America)