Mission of the Parish Council

The mission of the parish as defined in the Uniform Parish Regulations – and therefore the mission of the Parish Council – is “… to keep, practice and proclaim the Orthodox Christian Faith pure and undefiled.” In the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, the Rich Man walked by poor Lazarus every day. The Rich Man didn't hate Lazarus – he just ignored him, committing the sin of indifference. The opposite of love is not hate. The opposite of love is indifference. We have been blessed with great treasures of the faith and Lazarus lies at our gate. Lazarus is the visitor that walks through the doors of our church on Sunday morning. Lazarus is the non-Orthodox spouse. Lazarus is the lapsed Orthodox Christian visiting the parish after a long absence. Like the Rich Man in the parable, we often walk right by without noticing, and they eat from the crumbs that fall from our table. If we believe that in Orthodoxy we have the fullness of the Truth, then we have the great responsibility – the Great Commission – to share it with everyone. As Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of ALL nations – EIS TA PANTA EQNH.

About Parish Council

Parish council members represent their parish and the Orthodox Christian faith. As leaders of the community, parish council members are on the front lines and are able to have a long-term effect on their parish. To serve on the parish council is a ministry and those who serve are called to represent Christ to all whom they meet in all aspects of life.

The elections for the 2012 Parish Council took place on Sunday, December 11, 2012. The General Assembly of the Parish nominated the following candidates for the upcoming elections: Theoni Anagnostou, Dimitrios Bouzirikidis, Peter Carlaftes, George Folias, Gus Koumourdas, Anthony Michael, Andreas Pavlou. All faithful stewards of the Parish can vote. Absentee voters could come on Friday, December 9, at the Church office (between 10am-3 pm).

The Affirmation of the 2012 parish Council will take place on Sunday, January 15 after the Divine Liturgy. The results of the December elections and the participation of the candidates in the Archdiocesan seminars have concluded that the new members of the Council are the following (listed in order of votes received):

Theoni Anagnostou (64), Andreas Pavlou (64), Gus Koumourdas (63), Peter Carlaftes (62), Dimitrios Bouzirikidis (61), George Folias (59).

The 2012 Parish Council will have their Executive Council elections after their official affirmation in the service. The positions of the Executive Council are the following: President, 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents, Tresurer (with one Assistant), Secretary (with one Assistant). Tha Pastor will preside at the meeting of the Executive Council elections and all present members are entitled to vote with a secret ballot after the nominations are concluded as per the Uniform Parish Regulations. We wish all Parish Council members a spiritually fruitful and blessed New Year 2012.

Honoring the Presidents of our Community

(in chronological order)

Year

President

1961

Constantine Kazis (of blessed memory)

1962

Peter Cakouros (of blessed memory)

1963

Peter Christopoulos (of blessed memory)

1964

Sam Diaconis (of blessed memory)

1965

Sam Diaconis (of blessed memory)

1966

Nick Lerangis

1967

George Lees

1968

George Lees

1969

George Lees

1970

Peter J. Pappas

1971

Peter J. Pappas

1972

Peter J. Pappas

1973

Nicholas Tsakos

1974

Nicholas Tsakos

1975

Peter Kanaras

1976

Nicholas Tsakos

1977

Nicholas Tsakos

1978

Nicholas Tsakos

1979

Peter Anagnostopoulos

1980

Nicholas Tsakos

1981

Peter Panakos

1982

Peter Panakos

1983

Peter Panakos

1984

Tom Matthews

1985

Peter Toutoulis

1986

Peter Toutoulis

1987

Peter Toutoulis

1988

Peter Toutoulis

1989

Nick Matthews               (of blessed memory)

1990

Nick Matthews               (of blessed memory)

1991

Peter Carlaftes

1992

Peter Carlaftes

1993

Peter Toutoulis

1994

Stamatios Katsigiorgis

1995

Stamatios Katsigiorgis

1996

Dino Cochikas

1997

Dino Cochikas

1998

Dino Cochikas

1999

Andrew Louca

2000

Peter Louca

2001

Peter Louca

2002

Athanasios Pragias

2003

Athanasios Pragias

2004

Demetrios Fillas

2005

Demetrios Fillas

2006

Athanasios Pragias

2007

Athanasios Pragias

2008

Kostas Tsakos

2009

Kostas Tsakos

2010

Kostas Tsakos

2011-2015

Peter Skenderis

2016

Theoni Anagnostou

Current Members:

Nikos Stathopoulos (1st VP), Chronis Tsempelis (2nd VP), Nikos Poulikidis (Treasurer), Joe Rocco (Secretary)

Patricia Boultadakis, Demetrios Fillas, Ben Indiviglia, Stamatis Katsigiorgis, Gus Koumourdas, Peter Louca, Demetrios Mantikas, Peter Matthews,

John Michaels, Gus Lafkas, Kostas Tsakos, Andreas Pavlou, Nicholas Sarantakos, Peter Skenderis, Vasilios Zarboutis, Thomas Zervas

 

Past Members:

2011

Anagnostou, Theoni Kardiasmenos, Jim Pragias, Athanasios
Bouretis, Emanuel Koumourdas, Gus Sarantakos, Nicholas
Thomas Zervas Matthews, George Skenderis, Peter
John Michaels Lafkas, Kostas Dimitris Fillas
Takos, Dimitris   Nick Stathopoulos
Indiviglia, Ben Pavlou, Andreas Tsakos Kostas
Dimitris Bouzirikidis Piyis, Konstantinos Vasilios Messados

2010


Anagnostou, Theoni Kardiasmenos, Jim Pragias, Athanasios
Bouretis, Emanuel Koumourdas, Gus Sarantakos, Nicholas
Christoforou, Chris Kull, Richard Skenderis, Peter - (Asst. Treasurer)
Exarchou, Alex Lafkas, Kostas Trampakoulos, Apostolos
Giorgou, Argiris Matthews, George Tsahalis, Michael
Indiviglia, Ben Pavlou, Andreas Tsakos Kostas - (President)
Karadakis, George Piyis, Konstantinos Messados, Vasilios - (Treasurer)

2009


Anagnostou, Theoni Kardiasmenos, Jim Pragias, Athanasios
Bouretis, Emanuel Koumourdas, Gus Sarantakos, Nicholas
Christoforou, Chris Kull, Richard Skenderis, Peter
Exarchou, Alex Lafkas, Kostas Trampakoulos, Apostolos
Giorgou, Argiris Matthews, George Tsahalis, Michael
Indiviglia, Ben Pavlou, Andreas Tsakos Kostas
Karadakis, George Piyis, Konstantinos Tsimis, Vasilios

2008


Anagnostou, Theoni Kardiasmenos, Jim Pragias, Athanasios
Bouretis, Emanuel Koumourdas, Gus Sarantakos, Nicholas
Christoforou, Chris Kull, Richard Skenderis, Peter
Exarchou, Alex Lafkas, Kostas Trampakoulos, Apostolos
Giorgou, Argiris Matthews, George Tsahalis, Michael
Indiviglia, Ben Pavlou, Andreas Tsakos Kostas
Karadakis, George Piyis, Konstantinos Tsimis, Vasilios

2007


Anagnostou, Theoni Kardiasmenos, Jim Pragias, Athanasios
Bouretis, Emanuel Koumourdas, Gus Sarantakos, Nicholas
Christoforou, Chris Kull, Richard Skenderis, Peter
Exarchou, Alex Lafkas, Kostas Trampakoulos, Apostolos
Giorgou, Argiris Matthews, George Tsahalis, Michael
Indiviglia, Ben Pavlou, Andreas Tsakos Kostas
Karadakis, George Piyis, Konstantinos Tsimis, Vasilios