Welcoming of New Parish Priest
Reverend Father Anastasios Bourantas
Dean of St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral
The Board of Trustees and the entire community of Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Historic Olde City Philadelphia welcomes Reverend Father Anastasios Bourantas to his newly appointed position as Dean of the Cathedral, by His Eminence Metropolitan Apostolos of New Jersey. This day commands a great sense of pride and excitement for the Greek Orthodox faithful around the Greater Philadelphia Region.
On Sunday March 3, 2024, at 10:00 am, Father Anastasios will be celebrating his first Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral. One of the most well respected & well liked Greek Orthodox Priests in the Holy Archdiocese of America for over 29 years, Father Anastasios will energize the Center City community. Hundreds of people are expected to attend Divine Liturgy on this day and pray for a successful beginning to Father Anastasios’ new ministry in Philadelphia.
Saint George Cathedral is located in downtown Philadelphia, under the spiritual auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople, in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Built by the famous architect John Haviland in 1821, served at the beginning for 100 years, as an Episcopal Church. In 1921 the Church was acquired by the Greek Orthodox Community of Philadelphia for its own spiritual needs, and in a few years was elevated to the rank of the Cathedral, by Archbishop Athenagoras of North and South America, and later Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. The Cathedral of Saint George is the mother Church of all the 13 surrounding Greek Orthodox Communities in the Greater Delaware Valley.