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Monday May 20, 2013
3rd Monday after Pascha
Saints Feasts and Readings for 5/20/2013
Father Panagiotis Lekkas has been an active participant in the liturgical life of the Church throughout his life. Born in Athens, Greece, he studied at the Theological and Ecclesiastical School of Athens, was a member of the “Greek Byzantine Choir” that enabled him to travel and perform throughout the world, and, upon relocating to the United States, was a Greek School Teacher, Chantor and Youth Director for various Greek Orthodox communities.
Rev. Lekkas studied Philosophy at the Richard Stockton State College in Pomona, NJ, completed graduate studies at the Westchester University of Philadelphia in Philosophy of Religion, and currently is pursuing a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion at the University of Pennsylvania.
Rev Lekkas was ordained as a Deacon in 2002, he served at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, NJ, and later that year, was elevated to the second rank of priesthood. He has served as a priest at St. Demetrios Cathedral in Astoria, NY, St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church in Paramus, NJ, and since 2007, as Dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Theologian in Tenafly, NJ. He lives in Paramus, NJ with his wife and three daughters
353 East Clinton Avenue Tenafly, NJ 07670
At the center of the life of the Church is the Holy Eucharist, which is the principal celebration of our faith and the means through which we participate in the very life of the Holy Trinity.