Parish Leadership & Staff
Reverend Father Christopher Stamas, Presiding Priest
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Fr. Chris was born and raised in Lowell, MA and graduated from the University of (Massachusetts) Lowell in 1989 with a degree in Industrial Technology. After working in the field for five years, he left his position and enrolled in Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 1994. Simultaneously, he met and married his wife, Penny, who has given him two beautiful daughters, Christiana and Elaina.
At the end of his third year, he was ordained a deacon on May 11, 1997. He was ordained a priest on September 21, 1997 and immediately assigned to St. Demetrios Church in Weston, MA as the assistant to Rev. Dr. Nicholas C. Manikas. In May of 1998, Fr. Chris graduated with high distinction from Holy Cross with a Masters of Divinity degree.
On October 1, 2001, he was assigned to St. George Cathedral in Springfield, MA. During his time in Springfield, Fr. Chris implemented a stewardship program, and an endowment incentive program that have seen remarkable results for the community. He has seen the number of youth increase and their participation in camp and other programs grow significantly. In addition, he has hosted retreats, trips to various religious sites including the Holy Lands.
Fr. Chris has been involved not only in growing his communities from the inside out, but also has worked diligently to grow the Church in the outside community, especially in the greater Springfield Area through volunteer work, classes, media interviews, and natural disaster relief efforts.
In 2009, he published a children's book called Alexander Discovers the Cross and has also published several prayer books and liturgical translations.
In 2019, he was selected by the Archdiocesan director of the Center for Family Care to be trained on how to reach out to fellow clergymen for Peer Training Groups within the Metropolis.
He currently lives in Holden with his wife and two daughters, both of whom are currently in college and on the leadership team of the Metropolis of Boston Camp.
Reverend Father Nicholas Livingston, Associate Priest
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Fr Nicholas has been at St. Spyridon since September 2017. He was born in Santa Cruz, California, where he lived most of his life. Fr Nicholas' parents converted to Orthodox Christianity in the late 1980's along with hundreds of other Protestant Christians. Growing up in the Orthodox Church, Fr Nicholas fell in love with the divine services and began to feel a calling to serve God as a priest.
While continuing to discern this calling, he moved to Boston in 2012 to complete his undergraduate studies. He graduated from Hellenic College in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies and from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in May of 2017 with a Master of Divinity Degree. Fr Nicholas was ordained as a deacon by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios on March 7th, 2018 at the St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook, NH, and as a priest on March 11th, 2018 here at St. Spyridon Cathedral.
Meet the Cathedral Staff
Alexandra Economou, Secretary
Alexandra has been the St. Spyridon secretary for 29 years. She is responsible for parishioner communications, answering phones, booking sacraments, database management, and stewardship, as well as assisting our clergy. She is a wife, the mother of three grown children and has four grandchildren. Alexandra can be reached at the Cathedral from 9am-5pm or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia Vanikiotis-Pechie, Church Bookkeeper/Office Coordinator
Georgia began working for St. Spyridon in October of 2014. She is responsible for bookkeeping, payroll, and helps coordinate the office. Georgia is a wife and a mother of two. She has a bachelor's degree in Accounting. If you would like to contact her, please email: email@example.com
The Parish Council
The Parish Council is made up of elected stewards of our community. The Parish Council helps to run and maintain the community, with the guidance of the Priest. These are voluntary and elected positions that help broaden one's understanding of all aspects of how an Orthodox Christian parish operates. Being a member of the Parish Council is primarily a position of service; service to the God, service to the Council, and service to the community at large. These leaders of our community dedicate their time to not only discuss items relevant to the growth and administration of our parish, but also to leading by example and being present at worship services and community events. The Parish Council is tasked with assessing the status of our parish and is empowered to enact change in a positive and Christ-centered way. We encourage all parishioners to consider serving on the Parish Council.
2020 Executive Board
President- George Gourousis
Vice President- Georgia Parafestas
Secretary- Michael Dionis
Treasurer- Nicholas Paleologos
Assistant Treasurer- Magdalini "Maggie" Moraitis
2020 Council Members
Triada Apostsolou Konstatinos Bloumis
Vasilios Gjinis John Lenis
Aristotle "Telly" Kassos