Father Alex Orphanos

We welcome Father Alex Orphanos to the Boston Greeks Podcast! Fr. Alex serves as the Presiding Priest of the Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in Lynn, MA. He assumed this role on October 23, 2022. In his first year as the Proistamenos, he has focused on the ministries of the church and has built up new youth, young adult, and faith-based educational ministries. Working with the Parish Council and community leaders, Saint George has seen an increase in stewardship showing that the church is in a time of growth. The future is bright at Saint George.

Fr. Alex Orphanos served as Presiding Priest at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Woburn, MA from 2021-2022. A native of Westwood, MA, Fr. Alex grew up in the Metropolis of Boston and attended the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England. He was active in the church's ministries and credits his love for youth ministry to his experience as a counselor and camper at the Metropolis of Boston Camp.

Previously, he served as an Assistant Priest at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Northridge, CA. He was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America at the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Hempstead, NY, on August 25, 2019, and to the Holy Priesthood by His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco at Saint Nicholas on October 6, 2019. Before being ordained, Fr. Alex served as a Pastoral Assistant at the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Long Island, NY from 2016 to 2019.

Fr. Alex graduated from Hellenic College in 2011 and received his Master of Divinity from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 2016.

During his undergraduate and graduate studies, he served as Youth Director at Holy Transfiguration in Lowell from 2014 to 2016 and volunteered at several parishes including Saint Catherine in Braintree and the Annunciation Cathedral.

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