Axios! Axios! Axios!
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
The Office at the Ordination of a Presbyter — a brief, yet vital rite in the life of the Church which will be celebrated together with the Resurrection of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ at the Liturgy this Sunday. As with all Orthodox services, it is liturgy — literally, “the work of the people” — a rite in which the whole Church is called to active participation, so that with one voice, one heart we may declare of one who has answered the call to serve in God’s own vineyard: “Axios! Axios! Axios!” — “He is worthy!”