Leeson Daniel graduated from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in May of 2007.
It was in his
third year of studies that he
was ordained to the Holy Diaconate as Sub-deacon (Yaupadiakino).
second year, Dn.
Leeson served as a chaplain at St. Cosmas and Damien Nursing Home, while in the past year, he conducted his parish ministry at St. George Orthodox Church, Westchester.
Dn. Leeson is currently enrolled in Kottayam Theological Seminary
for a semester, in a special program created for ordained deacons from America.
Upon completion of this course, Dn.
Leeson, inspired by his stay at St. Basil's Monastery in Vakathanam, Kottayam in 2005, plans to return to the monastery and spend several months under the guidance of H.G. Mar Ivanios.
is the son of Mr. Idicula Daniel and Mrs. Elcy Daniel.