Rev. Peter J. Orfanakos, Proistamenos
Rev. Steven M. Sarigianis
Rev. Steven M. Sarigianis was born on September 6, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York graduating from Abraham Lincoln High School. At 18, he entered Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts. He graduated from the Seminary in 1954 with a B.D. Degree and married Electra Limberakis of Somerville, Massachusetts later that same year.
He was ordained the Holy Deaconate and the Holy Priesthood in 1954 and assigned to the Saints Constantine and Helen parish in Middletown, Ohio, where he served for six years and was instrumental in building and completing a new church building.
In 1960, he was assigned to the Saint Nicholas parish in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where he served ten years. During his ministry the parish was able to build and complete a new church facility. It was during this time that Fr. Steven was elevated to the office of Sakelarios and Economos.
In 1970, he was assigned to the Kimisis Tis Theotokou parish in Poughkeepsie, New York where he was assisted the community in paying off the mortgage to their new church facility. Fr. Steven served the parish for twenty-eight years during which time he was elevated to the office of Protopresbyter and served on the Archdiocese Spiritual Court for one year.
In 1999, he was assigned to the Saint George parish in Kingston, New York where he served the community for twelve years. Fr. Steven officially retired in 2012 after 58 years of active ministry.
In 2012 he relocated to Hamden, Connecticut and is currently assisting Fr. Peter and Fr. Joel at the Saint Barbara parish in Orange, Connecticut.
Fr. Steven and Presbytera Electra have three sons Michael, James and Anthony and several grandchildren.
To view a video tribute honoring Rev. Steven M. and Presbytera Elektra Sarigianis on the 60th Anniversary of his ordination to the Holy Priesthood click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT0GOLGhslg
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