St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis was blessed to have two recent ordinations.  On Sunday, June 17th Jason Houck was ordained to the diaconate by His Grace, Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos.  On Sunday June 24th Deacon Thomas Alatzakis was ordained to the priesthood by His Eminence, Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago.  The ordinations were celebrated with great joy.  It was a rich blessing for the faithful to have our hierarchs present and to be able proclaim Axios for two such devoted servants of the Lord.  Both ordinations were followed by beautiful luncheons to provide a time of fellowship and further celebration.