The Board of Trustees of the Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Historic Olde City Philadelphia is delighted to introduce Reverend Father Anastasios Bourantas. He has been appointed by His Eminence Metropolitan Apostolos of New Jersey as the new Dean of the Cathedral. This appointment is a significant occasion for the Greek Orthodox faithful throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region. Father Anastasios will officially assume his duties as Dean on March 1.
Father Anastasios is one of the most highly regarded and respected Greek Orthodox Priests in the Holy Archdiocese of America. He brings over 29 years of experience to his new position as the Dean of the Cathedral. His arrival is expected to invigorate the Center City community, and hundreds of people are anticipated to attend Divine Liturgy to offer prayers and support for the successful start of Father Anastasios’ new ministry in Philadelphia.
On Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 10:00 am, Father Anastasios will lead his first Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral.
Saint George Cathedral, located in downtown Philadelphia, is under the spiritual guidance of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople, in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The Cathedral was built by renowned architect John Haviland in 1821 and originally served as an Episcopal Church for 100 years. In 1921, the Greek Orthodox Community of Philadelphia acquired the building for their own spiritual needs, and it was elevated to the rank of Cathedral by Archbishop Athenagoras of North and South America and later Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
The Cathedral of Saint George is the mother Church of all 13 surrounding Greek Orthodox Communities in the Greater Delaware Valley.