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Ordination of Deacon Dimitrios James Lee
The Ordination to the Priesthood
of the Servant of God
DIMITRIOS JAMES LEE
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America
His Grace Bishop Savas of Troas
Reverend Dr. John T. Tavlarides, Protopresbyter
Reverend Dr. Steven P. Zorzos, Economos
Reverend William J. Bartz, Protopresbyter, CAPT, USN
Reverend Peter N. Pappademetriou, Protopresbyter
Reverend John M. Loejos, Protopresbyter
Reverend Michael H. Kallaur, Economos
Archdeacon Panteleimon Papadopoulos
Father Dimitrios James Lee
A Personal Perspective
Deacon Dimitrios Lee was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, to Robert and Maria Lee. His brother, Gregory, lives in Los Angeles, California. Deacon Dimitrios is married to the former Miss Andrea Loejos, daughter of Reverend and Presbytera John Loejos. Father John is Father Steve’s classmate and friend from their seminary days together, presently serving Saint E Premte Albanian Orthodox Church in Cleveland, Ohio.
Deacon Dimitrios is a graduate of Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, holding the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Master of Divinity. During his seminary days he participated with Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) in two mission trips to Kenya. The first trip, in 2002, involved building a secondary school for the Orthodox village of Chavogere; the second trip in 2006 helped build the Orthodox Church of Saint Panteleimon in Mpeketoni, Kenya.
After graduation Deacon Dimitrios worked for two years for International Orthodox Christian Charities, IOCC, primarily as a fund raiser. After IOCC, he transitioned into the role of Pastoral Assistant and Youth Director of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation in Baltimore, Maryland.
In September of 2010 he and his wife Andrea moved to Washington, D.C., where he has served as Pastoral Assistant, Youth Director, and deacon of Saint Sophia Cathedral. Deacon Dimitrios was ordained to the holy diaconate before family and friends, on Sunday, October 24, 2010, in the Church of Saint Spyridon in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, by His Grace Bishop Savas of Troas.