PARIS – In a solemn and touching service His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France ordained Anton Gelyasov to the Holy Diaconate at the St. Stephanos Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Paris on Sunday morning, February 10.
The newly ordained Deacon is 33 years old, married, and has graduated from the renowned St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris, France.
The St. Stephanos Cathedral was filled to capacity by faithful congregants who were cheerfully exclaiming “Axios!” (Worthy!) for the newly ordained Deacon of the Church.
Metropolitan Emmanuel co-celebrated with Archimandrite Alexis Milyutin, priest of the St. Nicholas church of Toulouse, and Protopresbyter Panagiotis Xenitelis, presiding priest of St. Stephanos Cathedral.