By the grace of God and with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, Dr. Grammenos Karanos, Assistant Professor of Byzantine Liturgical Music at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, was ordained to the holy diaconate by his Eminence Metropolitan Barnabas of Neapolis and Stavroupolis on July 26, 2018, during the feast of St. Paraskevi.