Offikion Awarded at Agape Vespers

New York--Archbishop Elpidophoros of America conferred the offikion of Protopresbyter upon Fr. Soterios Baroody on Sunday of Pascha (April 24, 2022) at the Church of Our Savior in Rye, New York at the conclusion at the Agape Vespers. Fr. Soterios serves as priest to the St. George Jordanian Orthodox Community of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America that presently meets for liturgical services at the Rye parish. Additionally, he is the incumbent Chief Financial Officer of the Archdiocese. 
Fr. Soterios Baroody was ordained to the Diaconate, December 4, 2011 by Bishop Andonios of Phasiane, and to the Priesthood Dec. 18, 2011 the Former Archbishop of America, Demetrios. He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) from the American University of Beirut, a Masters of Divinity from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, and a Masters of Accounting (MSA) from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Fr. Soterios' spouse, Presbytera Dr. Oana Baroody, and their two daughters were present for the auspicious occasion.
Photos: Church of Our Saviour
Written by: Menios Papadimitriou