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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:            Mar 2012 - July 2015
Amfilochios Vasiltiotelis:         Aug 2015 - July 2021

George Kanelis:                     July 2021 -

 

 

Photo 1

Interior of Original Greek Church 1947-1970.

Photo 2

First Wellington Greek Church 1947-1970. Was originally a (prefabricated) US Army Medical Barracks 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