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May 29, 1997

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PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:

May 29, 1997

Fr. Anastasios Bourantas Named Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries Department

New York - Archbishop Spyridon recently announced the appointment of Fr. Anastasios Bourantas, assistant pastor at St. Demetrios Cathedral in Astoria, NY; as the new director of the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, effective June 1.

Fr. Bourantas was born in Greece but immigrated to the United States at age 7. He grew up in Annapolis, MD, in the parish of Sts. Constantine and Helen. He graduated from Arizona State University in 1988 with a degree in history, then went on to Holy Cross School of Theology where he earned a Master's of Divinity in 1993.

His first assignment was as youth director at Sts. Constantine and Helen Cathedral in Richmond, VA, from 1993-1995. He then transferred to Astoria.

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