Our Board

Executive Committee

* Those with an asterisk are, by virtue of their office, members of our Permanent Board

* Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Chairman
* Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta, President
Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Hierarchal Proistamenos
Polexeni Maouris Hillier, Executive Director
Archon Dr. Manuel Nick Tissura, First Vice President
Anthony Megas, Second Vice President
Maria Carantzas, Treasurer
Leslye Alex Phillips, Secretary
* Rev. Dr. Nicholas G. Louh, St. John the Divine Church, Jacksonville, FL

Holy Eparchial Synod

Metropolitan Methodios of Boston
Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver
Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta
Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit
Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh
Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco
Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey
Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago

Direct Archdiocesan District

Rev. Fr. Christopher Constantinides
Archon Nicholas Furris
Demetri Kokotas
Very Rev. Archimandrite Eugene Pappas

Metropolis of Boston

Rev. Fr. Dimitrios Moraitis
Elaine Zetes

Metropolis of Denver

Fr. Demetri Tagaropulos
Olga Plomarity

Metropolis of Atlanta

Maria Carantzas
Archon George Donkar
James A. Frangis
Dr. Angelo K. Kliossis
Leslye Alex Phillips
Evangeline M. Scurtis
Nick Stamatogiannakis
Archon Dr. Manuel Nick Tissura

Metropolis of Detroit

Carl H. Hollister
Rev. Fr. Soterios Rousakis

Metropolis of Pittsburgh

Rev Dn. Photios Dickos
Charles Koukoulis
Susan Loutsion
Archon Philip G. Yamalis

Metropolis of San Francisco

Fr. Milutin Janjic, Ph.D.
Archon Paul Sogotis

Metropolis of New Jersey

Rev. Fr. Peter Balkas
Theodora Sergiou

Metropolis of Chicago

Fr. Michael Constantinides
Mrs. Joanne Stavrakas

Emeritus Members

Bishop Dimitrios of Xanthos, Emeritus Board
Archon Mr. Ted Johnson, Emeritus Board
Archon Harry Thomas Cavalaris, Emeritus Board
Archon Ted Pappas, Emeritus Board
Archon Mr. Harry Plomarity, Emeritus Board

Representatives of Area Parishes

Fr. John Hays, Pastor
Holy Trinity Church, St. Augustine, FL

Nick Lekas, Parish Council President
Holy Trinity Church, St. Augustine, FL

Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Samaan, Pastor
St. Demetrios Church, Daytona Beach, FL

Kyriakos Drymonis, Parish Council President
St. Demetrios Church, Daytona Beach, FL

* Rev. Dr. Nicholas G. Louh, Pastor
St. John the Divine Church, Jacksonville, FL

George Stavros, Parish Council President
St. John the Divine Church, Jacksonville, FL

Auxiliary Organizations

George Horiates
Order of AHEPA, Supreme President

Archon Dr. Anthony Limberakis
Order of St. Andrew, National Commander

Maria Logus, Esq.
Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, President

Basil Mossaides
Order of AHEPA, Executive Director

Paulette Poulos
Leadership 100, Executive, Director

Argyris Vassiliou
Leadership 100, Executive, Vice Chairman

a few words

About Us

Just steps from St. Augustine’s historic city gates at St. George Street, the St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine, an institution of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, is dedicated to the first colony of Greek people who came to America in 1768. The Shrine consists of exhibits depicting the life of early Greeks in America and the development of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, and the St. Photios Chapel.

Come and visit our magnificent Orthodox Chapel filled with Byzantine style frescoes and take a tour of our historic museum. Special exhibits tell the story of the First Greek Colony in the New World. This freestanding exhibit contains various artifacts, photographs and historical documents.