Broomall, PA – Axios was yelled out by his Eminence, Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey, as he stood by his newly appointed deacon, Eleftherios Plevrakis. The Ordination took place at St. Luke Greek Orthodox church, where parishioners, and the Greek community looked on. Plevrakis was immediately greeted by his wife Efstathia and daughter Katerina at the altar.
The Deacon is the third and lowest degree of the major orders of clergy in the Orthodox Church, following the bishop and the presbyter. The word deacon (in Greek διάκονος) means server and originally it referred to a person who waited on tables.