A Healthy and Happy New Year to all!
Ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Έτος!
Welcome to Our Parish, Fr. Peter Sarolas
Fr. Peter was born in Chicago to Vasiliki and John Sarolas and grew up at St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church parish.
With the Blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan IAKOVOS of blessed memory, he entered Hellenic College in Brookline, MA in the fall of 1987 where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991. He then entered Holy Cross Seminary where he received a Masters of Divinity in 1994.
Fr. Peter married Maria Karantonis, also of Chicago, in November 2005. They have three sons, Yanni born in 2007, Vasili born in 2009, and Stefanos born in 2015.
Fr. Peter was ordained to the Diaconate by His Eminence Metropolitan IAKOVOS of blessed memory on January 1, 2007, the Feast Day of St. Basil and was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in May of 2007. He served as the associate pastor of St. Demetrios church in Chicago from May of 2007 to February of 2014 and the community of Ss. Constantine and Helen, in Rockford, Illinois from February 2014 until December 31 of 2018.
On January 1, 2019 Fr. Peter was assigned by the Metropolis of Chicago to our parish.
We welcome Fr. Peter, Presvytera Maria, Yanni, Vasili, and Stefanos to St. George Greek Orthodox Church.
Congratulations to our newly elected Parish Council for 2019!
President: Paul Rentzelos
Vice President: Owen Field
Recording Secretary: Theodora Diolitsis
Corresponding Secretary: Penelope Antonopoulos
Treasurer: Nick Pipikios
Asst. Treasurer: Kimon Menegas
Asst. Treasurer: George Maglares
Parish Council Members: Jim Antonopoulos, Angelo C. Dalegeorge, Dean Diamantakos, Nick Floros, Louis Hiotis, Demetrios Karanikolas, Achilles Kornaros, George Lappas, James Metropulos, Constantine Nicolozakes, Eugenia Splinter, Evangelia Tsipas, Elias Voulgaris, Tasos Ziabaras
Save the date for our Annual Hellenic Letters Celebration!
Macarius the Great of Egypt; Mark, Bishop of Ephesus; Arsenius of Corfu; Makarios of Alexandria; Makarios, Hierodeacon of Kalogera, Patmos; Removal of the Honorable Relics of Saint Gregory the Theologian; Branwallader, Bishop of Jersey