As the new presiding priest of our parish, Fr. John comes to us with over 18 years of experience as a clergymen of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. He joined the St. Paraskevi Community in October 2020. Prior to joining us, Fr. John was the Dean of the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in NYC from 2014 to 2020. Previous to that, he was the priest of the Church of the Holy Resurrection in Brookville, New York from 2008-2014 and the Associate Priest of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Hempstead, New York from 2006-2008. He began his ordained ministry as a Deacon to Archbishop Demetrios, former of America from 2002-2006.
Fr. John was born and raised in Merrillville, Indiana. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Financial Management from Indiana University in 1993 and his Masters of Divinity Degree in 2001 from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Fr. John is married to Presvytera Tina and they have two daughters.
Fr. John Vlahos, Protopresbyter
St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church Shrine
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