Clergy & Leadership

Clergy and Leadership

His Eminence, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of America, Most Honorable Exarch of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, is the eighth Archbishop of America elected since the establishment of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in 1922.

On May 11, 2019, he was elected Archbishop of America by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and was enthroned at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City on June 22 of the same year.

His Eminence, Metropolitan Methodios of Boston

His Eminence Methodios, Metropolitan of Boston, is the spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston which includes parishes throughout Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont and parts of Connecticut. The Metropolis, whose offices are located in Brookline, Massachusetts, consists of 63 parishes which minister to the needs of approximately 200,000 Greek Orthodox faithful.

Metropolitan Methodios' message is a simple one. "Christ did not preach theology," he reminds us. "His theology was written on the cross, in His own Blood, a theology of love and forgiveness. At the end, we will not be asked to voice a holy formula but we will be judged on how we treated our neighbors."

Reverend Father Paul Bebis

Father Paul Bebis, the son of the late Rev. Archimandrite Father Constantine and Presvytera Irene Bebis, was born and raised in New Bedford, MA. He graduated from Emerson College in Boston, MA. in 1982 with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications. He also graduated from the Holy Cross School of Theology in Brookline MA with a Master's of Divinity Degree in 1994. Father Paul has completed a Post Bachelors Teaching Degree from the University of Massachusetts in Elementary Education. For many years, he was a newsman and sportscaster of WBSM Radio in New Bedford. He also has taught in the New Bedford Public School System.

Father Paul was ordained into the priesthood on October 8th, 2000 by Metropolitan Methodios. Father Paul has served at St. Nicholas in Enfield, CT, Holy Trinity in Fort Wayne, IN, and most recently at Holy Trinity in Fitchburg, MA. Father Paul is married to Presvytera Terry Bebis and has one son, Joshua.

Office Staff

Our Office Staff serve as the first point of contact for our parishioners and visitors, and are always ready to help.

Cheryl Petren

Office Manager

Cheryl has faithfully served our community over 30 years and has been a steadying presence through every transition, difficulty, and project our parish as navigated.

She is in the office M-F 10am-3pm ready to assist however she can. Please call or email the office with any questions.

Maryanne Squeglia

Financial Administrator

Maryanne has offered her talents to serve as our financial administrator, keeping our financial records in order and overseeing all transactions.

Rest assured that your donations are in her good and faithful hands to build up the Church from every corner.

Parish Council

The Parish Council is an example of the synergy between clergy and laity; it is a vehicle for implementing the ongoing mission of the Church and planning the necessary strategies, policies, procedures, and activities that will enable the Parish to move forward in accomplishing God’s work. The Parish Council works, together with the priest of our community, to guide the parish according to Charter and Uniform Parish Regulations (UPR) as set forth by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

All parishioners who are committed to meeting the needs of the Church are welcome to serve on the Parish Council. The Parish Council is elected by the parishioners to lead all efforts to fulfill the mission and goals of the parish, and should represent a cross-section of the parish, with every demographic represented: women, men; single, married; young or old.

Serving on the Parish Council is primarily a ministry, which tasks those who serve to represent Christ and the Orthodox Christian Church in all aspects of life, in addition to embracing a role of leadership within the community.