On April 23rd, the feast day of our church, our Metropolitan, Alexios of Atlanta, will be here to ordain Zach Thornbury to the Holy Diaconate throught he laying on of hands.
The ordination will take place at two different points: immediately after Orthros is finished, and just before the Divine Liturgy begins, will take place the "tonsuring of a sub-deacon." Then, after the consecration of the gifts during the Divine Liturgy, Zacharias will be ordained to the office of Deacon.
While he waits for the ordination you will notice Zacharias standing in front of the iconostasis holding a bowl and pitcher of water with a towel over his head. This is to remind him, as well as us, of the need for humility and to be a servant of Christ and the Church.