Archbishop Elpidophoros of America ordained today Deacon Sotiri Michalatos to the Holy Priesthood at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.
Before Deacon Sotiri entered into the Holy Altar, the Archbishop of America reminded him of the importance of the Parakatathiki (Παρακαταθήκη), the “Divine Trust” that will be placed in his hands:
“It is His Body – the whole of His Body that you will care for,
that your will protect and guard,
that you will serve,
that you will love as you love your own flesh,
as your own spouse, as your own family.
This is what will be required from you when the Lord comes in glory with the Holy Angels.”