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Rev. Fr. Nikolas Karloutsos, Dean


 

Rev. Fr. Nikolas Karloutsos, Dean

Fr. Nikolas was born and raised in Danbury, CT and is married to Presbytera Meghan (Magdalane) of New Fairfield, CT where they currently reside with their three children: Thomas (Anastasios), Kalliope, & Lucia.  Fr. Nikolas is the youngest of three children of the Rev. Protopresbyter Peter Karloutsos & Presb. Maria, serving the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Danbury since 1978.

Fr. Nikolas received a B.A. in History and Hellenic Studies from New York University in 2004, working as a corporate paralegal in private practice law firms in NYC from 2002 to 2009.  In the summer 2009, Fr. Nikolas & Presb. Meghan moved to Brookline, MA where Fr. Nikolas attended Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, receiving with high distinction his Master of Divinity in 2012.  In his third and final year of Seminary, Fr. Nikolas was ordained to the Holy Diaconate on December 27, 2011. 

In August 2012, Fr. Nikolas was assigned by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, former of America, to the Archangel Michael Church in Port Washington, NY where he was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on December 22, 2012 and served as Associate Pastor to the Rev. Protopresbyter Dennis Strouzas through June 2016.  Thereafter in July 2016 he was assigned to the Assumption Church in Danbury and alongside his parish ministry began part-time work as a Chaplain with the Spiritual Care team at Regional Hospice in Danbury, CT.

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America appointed Fr. Nikolas as the Dean of the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in October 2020.

In addition to his passion for priestly ministry within the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese (GOA) and to her faithful, Fr. Nikolas is fervently devoted to his family, to rare disease community advocacy & healthcare chaplaincy and to serving his clergy brothers and their families.  From 2016 to 2020, Fr. Nikolas served as the representative of the D.A.D. Clergy Syndesmos to the Archdiocesan Benefits Committee (ABC), serves as the current Treasurer (2020-present) of the Syndesmos, and is one of three appointed GOA representatives to the ABC.

As part of his May 2014 appointment by the Chancellor’s Office to train in Critical Incident Stress Management, Fr. Nikolas joined a team of 100+ Frontline Spiritual Care First Responders with International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) and has been a volunteer chaplain at the Federal Correctional Institute in Danbury, CT since 2017.  He is actively involved with National Organization for Rare Disorders (N.O.R.D.) and their Connecticut Rare Action Network and in July 2020, Fr. Nikolas was selected as a Member (Consumer Representative) of the Quality Council, formed by the State of Connecticut’s Office of Health Strategy.

Fr. Nikolas, Presb. Meghan and their children are grateful for the blessing of abiding in the Vineyard of our Heavenly Father and to be grafted onto the fruitful Vine of the Cathedral Family (John 15).  May all continue to abide in His love, to the Glory of God the Father.

Email: frnikolas@thecathedralnyc.org