2012 News Archives

New Dean at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios announced the appointment of the Rev. Anastasios Gounaris, a very capable and outstanding clergyman of the Holy Archdiocese of America, as Dean of our Holy Trinity Cathedral.  Father Anastasios, who will assume his new assignment as of June 1, has faithfully served the Archdiocese as a priest for almost 30 years, the past 21 years at Holy Trinity in Indianapolis.

In the official letter to the Board of Trustees of the Cathedral, announcing the appointment of Father Anastasios, the Chancellor Bishop Andonios writing on behalf of the Archbishop stated, It is our expectation that his presence will be a source of spiritual edification and sanctification to all the faithful, and we are confident that as a Board of Trustees, you will do all you can to assist him in this task. Let us embark upon this new and exciting chapter in the life of Holy Trinity filled with renewed hope and faith, focusing time, talents and treasures for the future of the Cathedral community.

Father Gounaris was born in New Bedford, Mass., in 1957 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering from the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, in 1979. In September of 1980, he entered Holy Cross School of Theology and was awarded a Master of Divinity degree in 1983.  Following graduation he served as an assistant priest at St. Spyridon Church in New York City, and in 1985 was assigned as the parish priest at St. Demetrios Church in Saginaw, Mich.  In 1991 he assumed the pastorate of Holy Trinity Church in Indianapolis where he helped the community build a magnificent new church complex.

Father is married to Presvytera Maria (Sinodinou) and has two daughters, Eleni and Katrina, and one grandchild.

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