On Sunday, 8th January 2023, Anton Caius Gurgu was ordained to the Holy Diaconate at the Church of St. Andrew the First Called in Edinburgh, Scotland. His Grace Bishop Raphael of Ilion presided over Matins and concelebrated the Divine Liturgy. Among those concelebrating was the Very Revd Archimandrite Avraamy Neyman, the Reverend Presbyter Luke Jeffery, the Reverend Presbyter Antonios Kakalis and the Reverend Deacon Symeon Menne. The truly joyous day concluded with a hospitable reception honouring the wonderful event in the life of the Church.
The newly ordained Deacon Anton Caius Gurgu was born in Caransebeș, Romania. Fr Caius grew up in a devout Orthodox Christian environment regularly helping in the Church since his childhood. He holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours from the University of Edinburgh and now works as a Security Consultant. Fr Caius and his wife Thaleia (nee Siminelaki) have two children expecting a third one soon.