Rev. Fr. Michael A. Gavrilos - Parish Priest
August 1st, 2016-Present
Fr. Michael was born in Hammond, IN on November 4th, 1985. He was baptized at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Hammond, IN by Fr. Peter Georgacakes. In the summer of 1986, he and his family moved to the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA. He grew up attending the Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont, PA where Very Rev. Fr. Polycarp Rameas was his priest.
Being actively involved in GOYA, attending Camp Nazareth, and interacting with various clergy at these events, inspired him to want to serve the Church. He graduated from Plum Senior High School in June 2004, and that fall he enrolled at Hellenic College where he would major in Religious Studies. In the fall of 2008 he continued his education at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, graduating with a Masters of Divinity in May 2011.
While studying at Hellenic College / Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, he worked in several different capacities at the Camping Programs of both the Greek Orthodox Metropolises of Pittsburgh, and Boston.
After graduating from Holy Cross, he managed a Pan-Orthodox Non-Profit Coffeehouse and Bookstore in Harrisburg, PA called Agia Sophia Coffee House & Bookstore. In August of 2012, he began as in intern at the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh where he worked with the Chancellor of the Metropolis on various projects.
He married Maria Constantine on February 17th, 2013 at St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Church in Boardman, OH.
On August 26th, 2013 he was assigned as the Youth Director of St. Paul Greek Orthodox Churchin North Royalton, OH, where he would be under the pastorate of Fr. Costas P. Keares. On November 16th, 2013, he was ordained to the Holy Diaconate at the Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church, and on March 16th, 2014 was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church. Both ordinations were by the hand of Metropolitan SAVAS of Pittsburgh.
After nearly three years of service at St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, Fr. Michael was assigned on August 1st, 2016 as the Proistamenos of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in New Castle, PA.
Fr. Michael & Presvytera Maria have two daughters, Despina & Ypapanti, and one son, Efstathios.
Fr. Michael looks forward to continuing his ministry and serving the people of New Castle, PA.
Priests Who Have Served Saint George
+Rev. Fr. Photios Tomarakos 1980-2006; 2011-2016
Rev. Fr. Michael Diavatis 2006-2011
+Rev. Fr. George Georgiades 1975-1980
+Rev. Fr. Demetrios Costarakis 1964-1975
Rev. Fr. Peter Leventis 1960-1964
Rev. Fr. Makarios (Constantine) Shiepis 1958-1959
+Rev. Fr. James Sarandidis 1956-1957
+Rev. Fr. Spylios Papanicolaou 1948-1955
+Rev. Fr. Anastasios Patrikas 1947
+Rev. Fr. Anthimos Konstandinidis 1941-1946
+Rev. Fr. William Markopoulos 1939-1941
+Rev. Fr. Economos Dargakis 1937-1939
+Rev. Fr. Kiriakos Pyliaros 1936-1937
+Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Pitsonis 1934-1936
+Very Rev. Fr. Methodios Papapostolou 1931-1933
+Very Rev. Fr. Joakim Papachristos 1929-1931