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Ordination of Deacon Dimitrios James Lee

January 9th, 2011

The Ordination to the Priesthood

of the Servant of God



Sunday, January 9, 2011

Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Washington, D.C.


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.