Ordination to the Diaconate in Paris, France

Metropolitan Emmanuel of France reads the preliminary prayer to Anton Gelyasov in front of the Royal Door. CREDIT: Curtesy Metropolis of France

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.

Metropolitan Emmanuel of France at the moment he ordained Anton Gelyasov to the Diaconate in the sanctuary of St. Stephanos Cathedral of Paris.
CREDIT: Curtesy Metropolis of France


  1. Wonder why is this worthy of a lengthy posting. This happens almost every Sunday in churches across the US. and i do not see you mentioning them.

    Do you guys know something that we do not know, Maybe you are trying to get on the good side of the next Ach?

    1. Yeah, this is part of the Alex orchestrated photo op, prep the Amerikanakia, swim suit competition phase Miss America pageant public relations roll-out. TNH is happy to comply. After Easter, the multi-city celebration trips, Alex asking for 10k a table, welcome black-tie banquets will commence.

      The Greeks are booked into the White House for the annual Greek Independence look-at-us-can-consume 8 baby lamb chops on one appetizer plate and wipe our hands on the drapes event that Trump will have to suffer through,again, it’s so embarrassing. I predict Manny will show up at that event as “Rep of EP”, of course being led by a tanned rested and ready Humanitarian Award Recipient, the one and only, Special Intergalactic Uber EP Rep himself, AK the Great.

      That will be Archie Demo’s swan song. So predictable, so boring, so failed, so nothing, so loser. The whole deal is “so loser.”.

      We’re not even good gangstas. We’re losers and everyone knows that.

  2. Right, lamb chops for Greek Independence but no Turkey for Thanskgiving because it’s Advent

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