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Archpastoral Visit to Candler, NC & Priestly Ordination of Fr. Photios Parks (4/1/2018)

On Sunday April 1, 2018 - The Sunday of the Triumphant Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem, His Grace Bishop Gregory made an Archpastoral Visit to Saints Joseph and Andrew Mission in Candler, NC. During the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, he tonsured Andrew Mowery to the order of Reader and ordained Reader Mark Gibson to the Office of Subdeacon and Deacon Photios Parks to the Holy Priesthood.

Posted photos show scenes from the Divine Liturgy and ordinations.
AXIOS! Tonsure of Andrew Mowery to Reader!
Ordination of Reader Mark Gibbs to the Sub-Diaconate.
His Grace, Bishop Gregory with co-celebrating clergy during the Great Entrance .
Deacon Photios is presented to Bishop Gregory for ordination to the Holy Priesthood.
"O Holy Martyrs...." Deacon Photios is led around the altar table by Fathers John Zboyovski and Jonathan Tobias.
"Axios! Newly ordained Priest Photios is presented with the sticharion.
Bishop Gregory vests Fr. Photios in the sticharion.
Fr. Photios is vested in the priestly zone.
AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!
Bishop Gregory greeting the newly ordained Priest Photios and singing "Axios" in the Byzantine Chant.
Newly ordained Priest Photios Parks with His Grace Bishop Gregory.


Newly ordained Priest Photios and his family with His Grace, Bishop Gregory, co-celebrating Clergy, and altar servers.
His Grace, Bishop Gregory with the members of Saints Joseph and Andrew Parish Community and guests.