Director of Special Events, Office of the Archbishop

Photo of Rev. Protopresbyter Evagoras Constantinides


Phone: 212-570-3536

Father Evagoras is the Director of Special Events for the Office of the Archbishop and the Dean of the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Brooklyn. He has planned and overseen logistics for historic events including the Virtual Clergy-Laity Congress in 2020, the Apostolic Visit to the United States of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in 2021, the visit to the United States of Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria in 2022, and the 46th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress in New York City in 2022. In addition, Father Evagoras served as Coordinator for the Archdiocese's official committees for the 200th Anniversary of Greek Independence in 2021 and the Centennial Celebration of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in 2022.

Father Evagoras has held various pivotal positions for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, including Director of Ionian Village, Spokesman for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Spokesman for Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Direct Archdiocesan District, Director of the Office of Camping Ministries, Chairman of the Youth Protection Committee, Archdiocesan Registrar and Chairman of the Spiritual Court.

Under his leadership, Ionian Village, the Archdiocesan Summer Camp in Greece, witnessed a significant surge in camper registrations, repeatedly achieving sold out attendance. Father Evagoras revitalized the Spiritual Odyssey program for Young Adults, eventually transforming it into IVNext, a ministry networking program funded generously by a grant from Leadership 100. He introduced the "IV On the Go" program, sending former staff members to parishes across the Archdiocese to conduct weekend-long retreats. Together with his Administrative team, he revamped the program and curriculum of the camp, infusing every aspect with love for Jesus Christ and a passion for Greece, its people, culture, and history. At the same time, Father Evagoras led a comprehensive renovation of the physical campsite in Greece including the construction of a new chlorinated pool, installation of iconography in the iconic Chapel, creation of an outdoor chapel area, and a complete overhaul of the camp's infrastructure and systems. Most significantly, as the Director of Ionian Village, Father Evagoras had the privilege to guide and interact with thousands of young campers and hundreds of young adult staff members from around the world.

Father Evagoras is concurrently the Dean of the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Brooklyn. In this role, he oversees all ministries at the Cathedral, also serving as Spiritual Advisor, Religion Department Chair, and Instructor at the Cathedral’s A. Fantis School, a Pre-K through 8th Grade day school. He has worked closely with parishioners and volunteers to regrow parish ministries following the pandemic, formulate a comprehensive parochial school Religion K-8 curriculum, initiate weekly chapel services for A. Fantis students, and introduce a monthly Greek language newsletter, amongst other initiatives. Additionally, Father Evagoras, in collaboration with the Board of Trustees, led a restoration of the Cathedral's historic iconography.

Father Evagoras holds the ecclesiastical rank (offikion) of Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Throne. This esteemed rank, bestowed only by the Ecumenical Patriarch, is the highest honor conferred upon married clergy.

Father Evagoras holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Monmouth College and a Master of Divinity from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

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