Dcn Parthenius (in red) was the first GME Academy student to be ordained to Holy Orders

On October 9, 2019, the first ordination of a student of the GM Euphemia Orthodox Theological Academy was celebrated during the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy celebrating the 15th anniversary of Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria and all Africa’s ascension to the primatial throne of the Apostle Mark.

During the Divine Liturgy, His Beatitude ordained the Arabic-speaking Monk Parthenius Elnagar to the Holy Diaconate, while the homily of the day was delivered by His Eminence Metropolitan Nikphimos, Patriarchal Patriarch. The Patriarchal and Synodical Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of Saint Savva of the Holy See in Alexandria, with the participation of all the African Hierarchs.

Deacon Parthenius was a student in the Arabic language program of the GreatMartyr Euphemia Orthodox Theological Academy. 

Congratulations to the newly ordained Deacon Parthenius!