Protopresbyter Panteleimon Papadopoulos

On November 3, Father Panteleimon Papadopoulos joined us as our new Prositamenos.  

Father Panteleimon Papadopoulos was born in Norwalk, CT to Nikiforos and Eleftheria Papadopoulos who themselves were born in Ptolemaida in Makedonia of Greece. He is the youngest of three brothers. Father attended Norwalk High School and finished his undergraduate degree at Fairfield University in 1998 while double-majoring in Biology and Religious Studies.  In the fall of 1998, he began his studies at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology,  graduating Valedictorian in 2001.

         In the summer of 2000 he was married to Georgia Sidiropoulos and by God's grace they have raised three children - Eleftheria, Nikiforos and Alexandra.

         In July of 2001, Father was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by Archbishop Demetrios of America in his home parish of St. George in Norwalk, and assigned as Deacon to the Archbishop at the Archdiocese.  In January, 2006, Father was elevated to the rank of Archdeacon of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. 

         While serving at the Archdiocese and with the blessing of Archbishop Demetrios, Father helped establish the Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Music ( and the Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir in 2010.  The School continues to operate until today, while the choir performs both nationally and internationally. 

         Father Panteleimon served Archbishop Demetrios for 18 years until His Eminence retired in May of 2019.

That same month the Ecumenical Patriarchate elected Archbishop Elpidophoros as successor to Archbishop Demetrios.  Father Panteleimon continued to serve the new archbishop during the first five months of his Archpastoral ministry, and then was ordained to the priesthood on November 2, 2019 and was assigned to Holy Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church in Brookville, NY where he continues to serve today.  On July 19, 2020 Archbishop Elpidophoros elevated him to the rank of Protopresbyter.

         In May of 2021, Father started to collect his children's and adult sermons digitally and created a podcast entitled, “Weekly Word.” These can be found on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

         Father enjoys traveling, Byzantine Music, and working with young adults.  

To view photos from the Father's ordination to the priesthood click here

To view the video of the ordination click here.

Father Milton Stamatos

Fr. Milton and Presbytera Poppy Stamatos and moved into our community in 2005. Fr. Milton spends most of the year (typically Holy Week through Christmas) with us, celebrating Liturgies and Holy Week Services (as well as patrolling the food line at the Festival each year).

During the winter months, Fr. Milton and Presbytera can be found in Ft. Lauderdale, where he assists Fr. Chris Metropoulos at St. Demetrios.

Fr. Milton was ordained as the first lay priest in our Archdiocese in 1969, and we celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination in April of this 2009.


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