Clergy

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His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios has appointed Rev. Dr. Harry Pappas to serve as our Parish priest, effective June 28, 2009.

Biography

He has served as deacon in New Haven, Connecticut, interim pastor in Kingston, New York, and pastor in Enfield, Connecticut; Nashville, Tennessee; and – most recently – Minneapolis, Minnesota.  His particular interests in parish work include Bible study, preaching, worship, contemplative prayer, pan-Orthodox cooperation, and ministry development, especially social outreach and missions, with multiple trips to Project Mexico/ St. Innocent Orphanage in Mexico, and the Hogar Rafael Orphanage in Guatemala.  He has taught at Yale Divinity School, Holy Cross, and the Resurrection of Christ Seminary in Albania.

He is married to Kerry (Kaloudis) who, despite her own theological education at Holy Cross and training as a Marriage & Family Therapist, helps keep at least one of his feet on the ground, especially in caring for their three children:  Rebecca, married in 2006 to Joe Samra, who lives in Rhode Island with their son Joseph John; Joshua, a graduate student at Holy Cross Seminary in Brookline, MA; and Hannah, who attends Hellenic College also in Brookline, MA.  Kerry also currently works part-time for the Greek Orthodox Archiodocese of America as the Coordinator for Seminarian and Clergy Couple Care.  His interests include physical fitness, reading literature, and watching sports and movies.  In 2000 he learned how to ride a motorcycle, much to the Kerry’s chagrin, but he has tried his best to reassure her that this “mid-life crisis” is much more affordable than a foreign sports car.

Teaching Experience

 

  • Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at St. Vladimir’s Seminary (2006-)
  • Part time Instructor in OT @ Holy Cross (1987-1989)
    • Introduction to the OT Prophets
    • The Book of Isaiah
    • Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
    • Wisdom Literature
  • Part time Instructor @ Yale (1985-1986)
    • Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
  • Teaching Assistant @ Yale (1984-1985)
    • Introduction to the OT