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OUR CHURCH

Welcome to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Our Parish serves a wide geographical area encompassing the State of Delaware as well as southern New Jersey, northeast Maryland and portions of southeastern Pennsylvania. Here, you will find information regarding religious services and ministries offered by the Church, activities of auxiliary organizations, as well as opportunities for engagement in those ministries and stewardship.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is the only Greek Orthodox Church in Delaware. The end of the 19th century saw the first known Greek settlers arrive in Wilmington and by the 1920s the early manifestations of a Community began to take root. The Church was formally organized under a Parish Council in 1934 and in 1948, the cornerstone was laid for the impressive Byzantine style edifice located at 808 North Broom Street in Wilmington, Delaware. From its impressive dome to its beautiful interior hand painted iconography adorning the ceiling, the Church is an architectural jewel. The Community Center adjacent to the Church allows parishioners to gather for educational and cultural pursuits and host the annual Greek Festival. But most important, the Church complex not only remains the center of the Greek Community, but serves as the religious home to hundreds of regional Orthodox parishioners and a testament to the legacy of those who have nurtured the Greek Community over its nearly 100 years of existence in Wilmington.

CLERGY

REV. PRESBYTER CHRISTOS CHRISTOFIDIS, PROISTAMENOS

Father Christos Christofidis was born in Nea Smyrni Athens Greece in 1953. His father’s name was Raphael (born in Adana, Asia Minor) and mother’s name was Garyfalia (born in Ioannina, Greece). Both parents are deceased. His parents immigrated to U.S.A in 1968 with their three children; two daughters and a son. Father Christos attended L.I.C High School in Astoria NY from 1968-1971 and graduated from Queens College NY in 1976 with a double major in Accounting and Economics. After almost three years in the retail business he started a career in the insurance field in 1979 until 1991. He married Joanna Tsarsis in 1980 (born in Limnos, Greece; father’s name George, mother’s name Aphrodite-deceased.) and they have three sons; Raphael, (married to Georgia Giannikopoulos), George and Matthew. Father Christos studied at Holy Cross School of Theology from 1991-1994 and graduated with a Master’s of Divinity Degree.

The first community he served was Dormition of the Theotokos in Springfield, OH from 1994-1996.

His second community was Annunciation of the Theotokos in York, PA from 1996-2005.

His third assignment was the community of the Annunciation of the Theotokos in Elkins Park, PA, July 2006-January 2014.

He enjoys good conversations, and can be reached by email at fr.christofidis@holytrinitywilmington.org.

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