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Church History

Past Metropolitans of the  Holy (Greek) Orthodox Archdiocese of New Zealand

Dionysios Psiachas: 1970 - 2003
Joseph Harkiolakis: Sept 2003 - Sept 2005
Amfilochios Tsoukos: Oct 2005 - May 2018
Myron Kristakis: Sept 2018 - Current

Priests who have served the Greek Orthodox Community of Wellington

Chrisostomou Vogiatzoglou: 1945-1947
Elias Economou: 1949-1960
Dimitrios Peseridis: Mar 1960-Feb 1964
Vasilios Christofis: Mar 1964-Aug 1965
Theodoros Kentrides: Sept 1965- March 1967
Damianos Karanavatzis: Mar 1967 - May 1967
Apostolos Apostollelis: May 1967 - May 1976
Nicolaos Tomaras: Feb 1977 - Dec 1977
Polikarpos Neonakis: Jun 1980 - May 1991
Konstantinos Theofilopoulos: Nov 1991 - July 1997
George Serras: Aug 1997 - Oct 2010
Christodoulos Papadeas: Oct 2010 - June 2011
Konstantinos Sidiropoulos: July 2011 - Apr 2012
Demetrios Kotrotsos: March 2012 - July 2015
Amfilochios Vasiltiotelis: Aug 2015 - Current

 

Photo 1

Original Wellington Greek Church 1947-1970 (inside view).

Photo 2

Original Wellington Greek Church 1947-1970. Was originally a (prefabricated) US Army Medical Barrack purchased from the New Zealand Government and was transported from Trentham to Hania St (then called Lloyd St.) after World War II.

Photo 3

Present Church (Cathedral of the Annunciation) erected in 1970 on original church site.

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Photo 1 - Old Wellington Church

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Photo 2 - Original Church

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Photo 3 - Present Church