With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Alexios, ruling Hierarch of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta, Bishop Gregory visited Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Atlanta the weekend of March 14-16, 2014.
His Grace presided over the Akathist to the Theotokos on Friday, March 14th. During the Sunday Hierarchical Divine Liturgy Bishop Gregory ordained Dr. Stephen Muse to the Holy Diaconate.
Photos are courtesy of Fr. Christos Mars of The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta.
Listen to Bishop Gregory's reflection on the Theotokos, delivered onf Friday March 14th at the conclusion of the Akathist Service: acrod.org/consecration/bishopmultimedia/4912/peace-and-love
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
The icon of the Theotokos that was beautifully adorned with flowers for the Akathist Service.
Bishop Gregory participated in the Akathist Service from the Episcopal Throne.
Bishop Gregory at the Episcopal Throne prior to the start of Sunday Hierarchical Liturgy.
Bishop Gregory with con-celebrating Clergy in the Sanctuary.
The singing of the Trisagion.
Bishop Gregory blesses the faithful with the Dikiri and Trikiri.
Prayer at the consecration of the Holy Gifts.
Subdeacon Stephen approaches the altar for ordination to the Holy Diaconate.
Subdeacon Stephen reverences the hand of Bishop Gregory.
"The Grace Divine that fills that which is imperfect...." The prayer of ordination to the Diaconate.
AXIOS! - Deacon Stephen is vested in the Dalmatic.
AXIOS! - Bishop Gregory vests Deacon Stephen in the Diaconal Cuffs.
Deacon Stephen offers his first Litany as Deacon.
"Receive the Body of Christ ..." Bishop Gregory distributes Holy Communion.