Thank you all so much! I just got a copy of Early Christian Writings, and though I don't have Becoming Orthodox, Fr Gilquist has been one of my biggest inspirations. I fortunately was equipped enough when asked if we could do "communion" in our home to flat out (though politely) refuse- my heart quickly decried anyone but a priest as able to do that. So, thanks for these links and suggestions, and pray for us!
Actually, it should be the bishop: the priest is only his stand in, and celebrates only at his pleasure.
As St. Ignatius tells us, "Let no man do anything connected with the Church without the bishop. Let that be deemed a proper Eucharist, which is [administered] either by the bishop, or by one to whom he has entrusted it. Wherever the bishop shall appear, there let the multitude [of the people] also be; even as, wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church. It is not lawful without the bishop either to baptize or to celebrate a love-feast; but whatsoever he shall approve of, that is also pleasing to God, so that everything that is done may be secure and valid." Smyrneans 8.
for as St. Clement (42) tells us "The apostles have preached the gospel to us from the Lord Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ [has done so] from God. Christ therefore was sent forth by God, and the apostles by Christ. Both these appointments, then, were made in an orderly way, according to the will of God. Having therefore received their orders, and being fully assured by the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, and established in the word of God, with full assurance of the Holy Ghost, they went forth proclaiming that the kingdom of God was at hand. And thus preaching through countries and cities, they appointed the first fruits [of their labours], having first proved them by the Spirit, to be bishops and deacons of those who should afterwards believe. Nor was this any new thing, since indeed many ages before it was written concerning bishops and deacons. For thus says the Scripture in a certain place, I will appoint their bishops in righteousness, and their deacons in faith."