Seminarian Dr Anthony Gilbert ordained to the holy diaconate

Newly ordained Dn Anthony Gilbert with Fr Chad Hatfield
The newly ordained Dn Anthony with Fr Chad Hatfield

Seminarian Dr. Anthony (Gaelan) Gilbert was ordained to the holy diaconate Sunday, October 24, 2021 in Wichita, KS. His Grace, Bishop Basil (Essey) presided over Divine Liturgy and the service of ordination at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Cathedral.

The Rev. Dn. Anthony, a seminarian of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (AOCANA), is in his second year studying in St. Vladimir’s Seminary’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program. He holds a master’s degree in English language and literature from San Diego State University and a doctoral degree in English and medieval literature and culture from the University of Victoria.

Deacon Anthony has held several teaching roles, including adjunct professor of literature and history at Hellenic College-Holy Cross, Brookline, MA; department chair and associate professor of arts and humanities at the University of Saint Katherine, San Marcos, CA; and headmaster at Christ the Savior Academy in Wichita, KS.

He recently penned an article in Healing Humanity: Confronting our Moral Crisis (Holy Trinity Publications, 2020), joining Seminary President Fr. Chad Hatfield and a number of other Orthodox writers who contributed to the book.

May God grant the newly ordained Dn. Anthony and his family many years! AXIOS!