Very Rev. Archimandrite Dionysios Anagnostopoulos
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|Rev. Fr. Dionysios Anagnostopoulos (born Stavros) was born in Sparta, Greece and came to this country with his entire family in 1986. He graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, MA with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering in 1994. He worked for several years at managerial and directorial levels of the information technology field before responding to a call he had heard from his youth to serve the Holy Orthodox Church as an ordained priest. He graduated from Holy Cross School of Theology with a Master of Theological Studies degree (2003) and a Master of Theology degree, with highest distinction (2004), after which he went on to do doctoral work at the University of Thessaloniki. At the direction of the Archbishop, he was ordained to the Holy Diaconate on August 17, 2003 and a week later to the Priesthood, and he was assigned to St. Demetrios Cathedral and St. Catherine in Astoria, New York. On April 17, 2006, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios elevated Fr. Stavros to the rank of Archimandrite and changed his name to Dionysios. Fr. Dionysios served the faithful of Astoria with enthusiasm and devotion in the six years of his tenure there. On May 11th, 2008, Fr. Dionysios was appointed as the Proistamenos of Holy Cross Church of Whitestone, NY. The Holy Cross Community erected a new church edifice and held the Thyranixia of the new church in December 2009. Fr. Dionysios stayed for 12 years at Holy Cross before being appointed as the Proistamenos of Prophet Elias in Yonkers, NY on March 1st, 2020 by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros. At the calling of His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael, Fr. Dionysios relocated to the Metropolis of Chicago where he was appointed as the Proistamenos of St.Demetrios in Elmhurst, IL. Since his arrival on January 1st, 2021, Fr. Dionysios has served the community of St. Demetrios with love and joy in Christ, and he is looking forward to serving this beautiful community with continued fervor in Christ.