Father George Dimopoulos

Father George Dimopoulos


Served our parish for 14 years

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Parishioners and friends,

It brings great sorrow for our parish to announce that on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, Father George Dimopoulos passed away unexpectedly at his home in Upper Darby. Our community was blessed to have Father Dimopoulos, a priest ordained to the priesthood for fifty-five years, serve as parish priest these past fourteen years. During this time, Father George contributed toward various ministries of the parish, the most prominent of which are ministries for parish fellowship, Greek education, and youth ministries.

A graduate of the Halki Theological Seminary, Father George was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on August 31, 1957. Before serving our parish, Father George served in the local Scranton and Upper Darby, PA churches, as well as in the Holy Trinity of Peran in Constantinople, in the Panagia Chalkeon of Thessaloniki, in the St. George and the Holy Annunciation parishes of Toronto, Canada, and in St. Eleftherios Church of Manhattan. Father George taught Orthodox theology in two seminaries, St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and Savonarola Seminary of the Polish National Church in Scranton, PA.

Service arrangements are as follows:

Friday, October 26th:

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

229 Powell Lane, Upper Darby, PA 19082

For more details: (610) 352-7212 or visit http://www.saint-demetrios.org/

Viewing and Trisagion Services – 4:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.

Saturday, October 27th:

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

32 East Ross Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

For more details: (570) 823-4805

Orthros (Matins) – 9:00am

Divine Liturgy – 10:00am

Funeral Service for a Priest – 11:00am

Services presided by His Eminence Metropolitan SAVAS of Pittsburgh

St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and Monastery

Saint Tikhons Road, South Canaan, PA 18459

For more details: (570) 561-1818

Click here for driving directions to the monastery from the church

Internment followed by the Makaria (Memorial Luncheon)

Immediately following the funeral.

Please continue to pray for our entire community and the family of Father Dimopoulos as we mourn the passing of our beloved priest.

May his memory be eternal!


Our parish has maintained efforts to preserve Father George's theological writing, some of which can be viewed on the "Articles and Sermons" page by clicking here. Included on this page is the last sermon of Father George intended for Sunday, October 28, 2012.

In addition, in the weeks before his death, Father George wrote a reflection of his 55 years ordained as a priest for publication in the next edition of Orthodox Observer. Please click here to view this article.

Click here to view Fr. George's obituary.

Click here to view the newspaper article, published in The Times-Tribune and in Citizens' Voice, about Fr. George's life written by parishioner Peter Cameron.

The following links contain official documents from the Metropolis of Pittsburgh:

-Announcement for Father George's Death

-Funeral Arrangements for Father George

Please send any photos of Father George for this Web page to GreekOrthodoxChurch@hotmail.com

For more updates, please visit the parish's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/greekfoodfestival

His Eminence Metropolitan Savas' Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/metropolitansavas


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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania