Assistant to Father: Deacon Andrew (Ryan) Leathers
To reverently serve God and His Church in the Holy Altar. Through their offering of service during the Liturgy of the Church, they fulfill a sacred and indispensable role in the Liturgical life of the Church. Because of their sacred duties, they are distinguished from the rest of the faithful by wearing a στιχάριον (robe), and an οράριον (stole), the traditional vestments associated with διακονία (service). Young men of the Orthodox Faith are invited to beginning at the age of seven.
The duties and goals of the Altarboys are to learn the meaning and order of each Liturgical Service through participation in those Services and to grow in one’s Faith and Orthodox Christian commitment with attentiveness and prayer at the services.