Parish Clergy

Rev. Elias (Lou) Nicholas

Voice: (631) 261-7272

fr. louFr. Lou was assigned to St. Paraskevi on June 1, 2009 as a Deacon. He was ordained to the Priesthood on the feastday of our Church, July 26, 2009. On November 1, 2016, Fr. Lou was assigned as the Proestamenos of St. Paraskevi.

His wife, Presvytera Tammy, has been a member of this community for many years.  

On December 30, 2012, Fr. Lou and Presvytera Tammy were blessed by the birth of their son, John Nektarios. Fr. Lou and Presvytera Tammy thank God for all His blessings and ask God to continue to bless the whole St. Paraskevi family as we continue our journey to the Kingdom of Heaven.

     "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." (MT 7:13)






  • Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY - Associates in Liberal Arts, 2002
  • Hellenic College, Brookline, MA - Bachelors of Arts in Religious Studies, 2004
  • Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA - Masters of Divinity, 2008