Axios! to the newly ordained Deacon Michael. He was ordained on Saturday, March 21, by His Grace Archbishop Benjamin at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York. Deacon Michael was raised in the Orthodox Church in Pennsylvania, where his father served as a priest. He first joined St. Katherine's in 2008, and he and and Matushka Xenia (Tzila) were married at St. Katherine's in 2011. After becoming a subdeacon he went to St. Vladimir's. Deacon Michael, who will continue his studies at St. Vladimir's to earn his Master of Divinity degree, is pictured here at St. Vladimir’s with Archibishop Benjamin, Matushka Xenia, and other seminarians.