Ordination of Sub-Dn. Roby Antony

"You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit." 

- St. John 15:16 -

By the grace of God, third year seminarian, Antonios Roby Antony was ordained to the Holy Order of the Sub-Diaconate on Saturday, March 13th by the hands of HG Zachariah Mar Nicholovos (Metropolitan of the Northeast American Diocese) at St. Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (Floral Park).

Guests included clergy from across the diocese, Very Rev. Fr. John Parker (Dean of St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary), and seminarians from both St. Vladimir and St. Tikhon seminaries. 

Following the Ordination service, was a short public meeting under the leadership of HG Mar Nicholovos and Rev. Fr. Gregory Varghese (Vicar of St. Gregorios) to congratulate and recognize the newly ordained Sub-Dn. Antony. In their words of felicitation, both HG Mar Nicholovos and Fr. John reminded the newly ordained Sub-Deacon and all the faithful in attendance, on the importance of being diligent stewards in the Lord's vineyard and the task of ministering to the needs of the Church in this country.

It was an INCREDIBLE joy for all who attended and we pray that God blesses your ministry; may God grant you many years! 


Left to Right: Very Rev. Fr. John Parker (Dean of STOTS), HG Zachariah Mar Nicholovos Metropolitan (NE American Diocese), Rev. Dn. Roby Antony, and Rev. Fr. Gregory Varghese (Vicar-St. Gregorios Floral Park)

We are grateful to all the clergy in attendance as well as those who joined via the livestream.

Seminarians from both St. Vladimir and St. Tikhon's Seminaries' alongside the newly ordained Sub-Deacon and Fr. John Parker.

Semassen alongside his wonderful parents and brother.

"You're going to be fine."


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