John Peter Presson Elevated to Protopsaltis

On July 15, 2007, His Eminence Metropolitan Moses of Portland and the West, elevated John Peter Presson to Protopsaltis (First Cantor) of the Metropolis at Holy Nativity of the Theotokos Orthodox Cathedral in Portland, Oregon.

Present were Bishop Sergios, Presbyter Constantine Parr, Hierodeacon Aimilianos, Deacons Michael Whipple, Photios Cooper, and George Psaromatis, and a gathering of the faithful from all corners of the Diocese.

Protopsaltis John, who has already served the Cathedral as Psaltis for almost twelve years, will be responsible for advocating, teaching, and promoting Byzantine liturgical chant throughout the Metropolis.