Parish Clergy

Our Hierarchs:

Ecumenical Patriarch BARTHOLOMEW

Archbishop ELPIDOPHOROS of America

Metropolitan NATHANAEL of Chicago

Rev. Fr. Andrew G. Georganas,
Ieratikos Proistamenos

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Fr. Andrew was born in Arlington Heights, IL on March 23, 1971. As an infant he lived in Des Plaines, IL. He was raised in Wheaton, IL and graduated from Wheaton North High School in 1989. In 1994 he graduated from Hellenic College and in 1997 he graduated from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology - both institutions in Brookline, MA.

In 1997 he obtained the position of Youth Director at the SS. Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenview, IL. In 1999, he become the Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago.

On November 25, 2000 Fr. Andrew married his love and soul-mate, Dimitra Nassis. On May 21, 2001 he was ordained to the Holy Diaconate at the SS. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Palos Hills, IL. In September of 2001, Fr. Andrew began to serve on a part-time basis The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios in Elmhurst, IL. On June 9, 2002 Fr. Andrew was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at St. Demetrios and has served the parish on a full-time basis ever since.

Fr. Andrew and Presbytera Dimitra, together with their 5 children, reside in Willowbrook, IL. Fr. Andrew is grateful to Almighty God for the opportunity of serving as a priest and ministering to the faithful of St. Demetrios - unworthy though he may be. He realizes that it is only by God's grace, that his ministry can be fulfilled.

Rev. Panagiotis K. Malamis

Born in Sigouni, Kalavrita, in Greece, Father Malamis dreamed of being a priest as a small child. n 1966, Father went to Holy Cross Theological School in Boston and was ordained a deacon in 1968 and priest in 1969 by Bishop Demetrios of Olymbou.

Father then came to Chicago where he served as assistant priest at Assumption Greek Orthodox church from 1968 to 1971 and at St. Demetrios in Chicago until 1974. In 1974 he received his Bachelor of Arts from Governor State University and was finally assigned to our parish of St. Demetrios in Elmhurst.  

In 1985, Metropolitan (then Bishop) Iakovos of Chicago bestowed the honor of "ofikion tou oikonomou" upon Father Malamis. On Father Malamis' 25th anniversary in the priesthood at Holy Cross Theological School, Archbishop Iakovos of New York bestowed upon Father the the highest honor a married priest can achieve, that of "ofikion tou protopresbyterou".