Father Andrew G. George
Father Andrew G. George was born and raised in Monessen, PA. His greek ancestry is from the island of Rhodes. He is a graduate of Hellenic College and Holy Cross Seminary with a Master's Degree in Theology.
During his seminary years, he served as president of his class for two different years, as secretary of the student body and as president of the student body. He served as head chapel sacristan for 5 years, religious editor of the student newspaper and was on the staff of the Hellenic College yearbook. He also produced and directed radio programs for the seminary's "Contemplate Radio Show" aired at that time on Boston's WROR FM.
Upon graduation from Holy Cross, he served at various positions of church work in the USA and was with the Ionian Village staff in Greece. During this time, he served as a lay-assistant to the parish in Toledo, Ohio, administrated the parish of St. Spyridon, Monessen, PA in a 6 month interim of the assignment of a priest for the parish, served on the staff of St. Basil's Academy in Garrison, NY and served as priest's assistant at the parish in Rochester, NY.
He was married to the former Maria Voulgarakis of Wierton, WV, ordained to the diaconate on Sept. 18, 1977 in Monessen, PA and ordained a priest on Nov. 5, 1977 in Rochester, NY.
His first parish assignment was to the St. George Church of Bangor, ME, which he served for 5 1/2 years. He has been pastor of the Church of the Annunciation since March 1, 1983.
Fr. Andrew & Presvytera Maria have 2 children, Anthony Nektarios (1978) and Kassiane Elene (1982) and now two grandchildren from their daughter and son-in-law Michael Campopiano (Giulian Andrew & Lucia Maria.) On August 20, 2012 Presvytera Maria passed on unexpectedly from complications from a bathroom accident. She is greatly missed by family and parishioners and regularly remembered.
Fr. Nicholas Lanzourakis was raised in the Chicago area and attended as well as participated in the ministries of Holy Taxiarhai and St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church in Niles, IL. He was a student at DePaul University in Chicago, IL and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies in 2012. During this time, he served at various camp and ministries at the Parish, Metropolis, and Archdiocesan level including Ionian Village, Fanari Camp of the Metropolis of Chicago, and St. Nicholas Camp of the Metropolis of San Francisco. He also served as Vice President and helped to successfully restart after a long hiatus the Orthodox Christian Fellowship ministry of DePaul. In addition, he worked as a football/basketball referee and facility supervisor as well as a reading and homework tutor at various Chicago Public Schools.
Following his time at DePaul he was given the blessing to attend Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and earned his Masters of Divinity in 2015. During his time at Holy Cross he served as a Sonia Belcher Ambassador and facilitated retreats at various Parish and Metropolis Events in the Archdiocese. He also served as a Domestikos in the Holy Cross Chapel worship services, as a referee of intermural sports, and assisted in the Holy Cross Bookstore. In his second year he was assigned to Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Cambridge, MA.
Upon graduating, he served as a Pastoral Assistant at the Metropolitan Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Theologian in Tenafly, NJ. In this role he assisted in the day to day operations of the Cathedral, youth ministry, as well as Metropolis sponsored events. Specifically, he led the HOPE/JOY ministry and held GOYA retreats and meetings at the Parish as well as District level. He also conducted classes for boy/girl scouts who sought to earn religious medals. He managed the sacramental registry, parish calendar, parish bulletin, as well as kept the community informed through periodic e-mail communications. Fr. Nicholas assisted in pastoral visitations, bible study, senior ministry, and also conducted wedding rehearsals. He particularly enjoyed facilitating positive experiences for youth as well as collaborating with other volunteers and young adults to provide successful ministries.
On May 7th, 2017 he was married to Eleni Klironomos at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England and relocated to the Boston area. During this time, he has assisted the Annunciation Cathedral and the Metropolis of Boston directly. Fr. Nicholas was also a member of the 2018 Clergy-Laity Host Committee and served in the Hierarchical Liturgy, assisted with the arrival/departure of Hierarchs, as well as helped to coordinate transportation for clergy and volunteers.
Fr. Nicholas and Presvetera Eleni have a young son named Polydoros, and are thrilled to be a part of the Church of the Annunciation Family.