Parish Clergy

Rev. Father Chrysanthos Kerkeres, Presiding Priest

After graduating from Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 2003, Fr. Chrysantos began his minisry as the youth director at St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church in Niles, Il. Fr. Chrysanthos spent the next 11 years as part of the St. Haralambos Community where he became well loved by the community through his comitment and compassion for everyone who worked with him.

In February of 2014, Fr. Chris was assigned as the Proistamenos of St. George, where he has used his talents to nourish the community and bring new life to a community that holds nearly 100 years of history in her walls. 

Voice: (773)-525-1793

Email: frchrysanthos@gmail.com


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.

Fr. Peter was assigned by the Metropolis of Chicago to our parish on January 1, 2019.   

Phone number 773.525.1793

 

Fr. Vasilios Smith 

Fr. Vasilios was Ordained to the Holy Diaconate on November 16, 1996 by then Bishop Iakovos of Chicago and has served the Metropolis of Chicago for over 20 years.

He was born in Jamestown, NY and earned an AS Degree in Engineering from Jamestown Community College and a B.Ch.E. from the University of Detroit in 1981. Deacon Vasilios and his wife Argie have 4 daughters and 4 grandchildren and have lived in Aurora, IL since 1993. In his secular career he has worked for The Dow Chemical Co and General Electric and is currently employed by Eastman Chemical Co, as an Account Manager for the Midwest Region.

Fr. Vasilios entered the 3-year Program for the Diaconate at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in the summer of 2009. While enrolled in the Diaconate Program, he took on a leadership role and taught many classes related to the practical aspects of serving as a Deacon. Since completing the program in 2011 he has participated in four additional summer sessions serving as an assistant to the Dean and an instructor for the practical applications of Teleturgics during the Divine Services.

Fr. Vasilios is permanently assigned to the Metropolis of Chicago. In January 2017, through the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, of Blessed Memory, and His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, he was assigned to serve the community St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago when his services are not required by the Metropolis.

Phone:  773.525.1793

email: Vasili@eastman.com