On Saturday, July 19/August 1, 2015, on the Feast of St. Seraphim of Sarov, Joseph Clatterbuck of the parish of St. Seraphim of Sarov in Glen Allen (Richmond), Virginia, was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America. His Eminence concelebrated with Fr. Nicodemos Gayle, the parish rector, Fr. George Psaromatis of St. Nicholas of Myra in Maryland, Archdeacon Agathangelus, and Fr. Dcn. Andrew Wales of St. Seraphim of Sarov. Fr. Christos Patitsas of Sts. Peter and Paul in Pennsylvania was also in attendance.
After the ordination, a festive meal was served.
We wish Fr. Dcn. Joseph, his family, and his parish many years, and exclaim, "AXIOS!" ("He is worthy!").
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