History of our Community

//History of our Community
History of our Community2014-10-28T00:01:28+00:00

1980s Activities

The opening of the church created new interest in Saint George. Numerous families joined and the growth continued throughout the decade of the 1980's. The emphasis was placed in the interior decoration of the Church. Dino Pappas served as the chairman...

A Permanent House Of Worship

In March 1975, the parishioners of St. George celebrated a major observance: the 10th Anniversary of the parish. During the first decade they had organized a parish, built a beautiful multi-purpose facility that served their religious, educational, cultural,...

Building Of The Cultural Center

The Parish Assembly established a Building Committee with the purpose of soliciting funds to build a cultural center with the cost projected to be about $3.1million. It was an almost impossible task for interest rates were high and construction was at...

Founding And Development

At its inception, in the founding and development of the Saint George Parish, the modern spirit of the relocation of people from cities to their suburbs played a very important role. Even before the decade of 1960, people began moving into suburbs where...

Grand Hall Design And Decoration

The Cultural Center was built. The classrooms in the educational wing needed desks and chairs, and a special campaign provided the furnishings. The Grand Hall had four white walls and a wooden floor. Its acoustics were considered poor. At this time a...

Growth And Progress

The departure of Father Steven Vlahos had caused turmoil in the young community. Many parishioners continued to support Father Vlahos and oppose the Parish Council. Such was the mood of the community when Father Papaioannou arrived. Father George was...

Patriarchal Visit

His All Holiness Dimitrios, Ecumenical Patriarch and Archbishop of Constantinople and New Rome, made history by being the first Patriarch to visit the United States. The Saint George community was heavily involved in many of the chairmanships of the Clergy-Laity...