Saint Anna Greek Orthodox Church 2019 Parish Council
A Parish Council is the administrative body of a Church community elected by its stewards for the purpose of working together with the Parish Priest or Proistamenos in fulfilling the mission and goals of that particular community. This brief description of the local governing body of a Parish also explains a fundamental aspect of the structure of the Orthodox Church. Both clergy and laity are the “People of God,” who seek by the grace of the Holy Spirit to fulfill the mission entrusted to them to live and proclaim the Holy Gospel and the Holy Tradition of the Orthodox Church. Historically, clergy and laity have worked together in dealing with matters of the Church’s life. The Parish Council is an example of the synergy of clergy and laity; it is a vehicle for implementing the ongoing mission of the Church and planning the necessary strategies, policies, procedures, and activities that will enable the Parish to move forward in accomplishing God’s work.
Pictured Above, Left to right: Peter Zannikos (Assistant Treasurer), John Kaldes (Parish Council President), John Giannouris (Second Vice President), Bill Panayote (Corresponding Secretary), Arge Mardakis (Recording Secretary), Father Anatasios Kousoulas, Maria Sfondouris, Dr. John Douvris (First Vice President), Cliff Gilman, Michael Kypridakes, Jorge Ferreira (Treasurer) and Leo Sideris. Not pictured: Larry Tattoli
Polycarp the Holy Martyr & Bishop of Smyrna; Proterios, Archbishop of Alexandria; Gorgonia the Righteous, sister of Gregory the Theologian; Damian the New Martyr of Mount Athos; Boswell, Abbot of Melrose Abbey