Parish Council

President
Diane Karavitis
My vision as President of the Dormition Church is that we cherish and promote our Orthodox religion and Hellenic heritage, yet at the same time we accept and embrace people of all backgrounds. We should express our faith and Christ’s love through the offering of time, talent and treasure!

 

Vice President

Angela Shermanopoulos

 

 

Vice President

Katerina Leventis

 

 

Treasurer

James Pagounes

My vision is a welcoming heart warming church where one focuses and prays during Orthros and Divine Liturgy.

 

Asst. Treasurer
Evangelos  
Kechris

Successfully complete our Dormition Church beautification and building renovations.

See that our priest, the PC president, PC Members, organizations and parishioners work together to be effective servants of God, and create Christian Culture and programs to attract young families to fill our church.

Create a church with strong spiritual and financial foundation for our children and grandchildren.

 

Secretary

Eleni Raschi

My vision for our church is to bring back families.  Those who grew up in our church and those who are new to our community.  I strongly believe in the saying "If we don't teach our children to follow Christ the world will teach them not to."  Our children need to have a strong bond with their Orthodox faith through relationships with Father, our Sunday school, and their peers, especially in today's world.  I hope we can build back our community starting with our kids.  

 

Harry Agritha
My vision is we work together to create events, fundraisers and activities to attract both new and traditional families who have roots in our beloved Church.  I invite my fellow parishioners to invite residents from our Somerville neighborhoods to participate in the life of our historic Church. Investing in our communities youth will guarantee the life of our community with a bright future. Our beautiful new bell tower should serve as a beacon to welcome all of Somervilles' communities to participate and worship with us. 

 

Guy Bressette

 

 

Anastasios

(Taso) Dres

My vision for our church is to gather all the families in our community and let them know the door to our church is always open.  We need to develop an environment of inclusiveness and diversity.  We always focus on the structural and economic aspects of our church which is very important. We need to focus on the spiritual part as well.   As leaders of the parish it is our responsibility, the Gospel tells us so.

 

Nicholas Lamb
Orthodox Christianity has often been described as the “best kept secret in America.”  But the Good News is not meant to be hidden: “No one lights a lamp and covers it with a basket or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand, that all those who enter may see the light.” (Luke 8:16).  This is what the Apostles did after Pentecost, casting their nets as fishers of men instead of fishermen.  This is what the Women Disciples did when they found the empty tomb.  We have to both live and share the Faith.  That is our calling today, just as it was before us.  “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8). 

 

Alex Mellas
 

 

Jen Snyder
My vision for our church, as a member of the parish council, is to continue spreading the word of God through faith, love, dedication and prayer. To continue building and sustaining a community in which people grow in their relationship with God as well as each other. My hope is to fill our church with parishioners, openly welcome new members, bring families together and uphold the teachings of the gospel.

 

 

Peter (Petros)
Tsourianis
We are here to serve the Church to the best of our abilities to provide for our children and grandchildren within the church. We volunteer and help towards making the church self sufficient so that the services may continue for our brothers and sisters in Christ. With God’s help and health we will continue to serve.

 

Our Vision

A Parish that emulates the Kingdom of God, a culture overflowing with joy, peace and love, increasing in the Christian faith through the teachings of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, enlivened by the traditions and values of the Greek Orthodox people.