Rev. Fr. John Vlahos, Dean

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Father John was born on April 8, 1975 in Merriville, Indiana. He is the son of Stella and the late Anastasios Vlahos. Both of his parents

immigrated to the United States in the 1960’s from villages just outside of Corinth. He has one sister, Faye, and two brothers, Steve and Nicholas. Upon graduation from Merrillville High School in 1993, he enrolled at Indiana University,and in 1997 he graduated with a degree in Public Finance.

Immediately thereafter, Fr. John attended Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts. In May 2001, he graduated with a Masters of Divinity.

On June 10, 2001, in their home parish of Saints Constantine and Helen, in Merrilville, Indiana he was joined in Holy Matrimony to Tina Manolopoulos.

From July 2001 through July 2002, Father John served as Assistant Director of the St.Photios National Shrine in St. Augustine, Florida. He was ordained to the Holy Diaconate on January 27, 2002 in Merrillville, Indiana by Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago. 

In July 2002 he was appointed Archdeacon to His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America in which capacity he served until January 2006.

Fr. John was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by Archbishop Demetrios at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Hempstead, New York in 2006, and served as the second priest of that community until 2008.

In May of 2008, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America assigned Father John Vlahos to the Church of the Holy Resurrection in Brookville, NY, where he served faithfully as Proistamenos for 6 years. On April 11th, 2010, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios bestowed the offikion of Economos upon Fr. John. During his tenure at Holy Resurrection, Fr. John served as the spiritual advisor to the Nassau and Suffolk County inter-GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth of America) group.

As of Sunday, June 22, 2014, Fr. John serves as the Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral. Father John and Presvytera Tina have two daughters, Steliani and Andreana.