In the tenth edition of my live-streamed show, I host Fr. Evagoras Constantinides to discuss priesthood in the age of COVID-19 and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s plan for re-opening parishes as well as its COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Fr. Evagoras Constantinides serves as Spokesman of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Dean of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Brooklyn.
Constantinides has participated in several Greek Orthodox camping programs, including Fanari Camp of the Metropolis of Chicago, Camp Saint Paul of the Direct Archdiocesan District, Summer Fenn Day Camp of Concord, Massachusetts, as well as Ionian Village, where he served as director from 2011-2018.
For more than 20 years, Constantinides experienced every facet of Ionian Village, participating in the program as the son of a priest, a camper, a staff member and finally as the director. Constantinides presided over a complete renaissance of the program which saw registration numbers reach 20-year highs.
Fr. Evagoras was appointed in 2017 by former Archbishop Demetrios to oversee the Office of Camping Ministries for the Archdiocese. In this role he coordinated and facilitated communications among all Archdiocese camps and worked with camp directors to develop standard policies and procedures.
Constantinides has served the Archdiocese in a wide capacity, including the following roles: Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Direct Archdiocesan District; member of the Religious Education Committee of the Direct Archdiocesan District; spokesman for Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center; and representative of Archbishop Demetrios in the Youth Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops. Constantinides also has served in various New York City parishes, including long-term interim assignments at Saint Peter’s Church in the Bronx, Saint Spyridon Church in Washington Heights and Holy Cross Church in Brooklyn.
Father Evagoras holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois and a Master of Divinity from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.
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