About Our Parish
Our Holy Cross Parish is a parish of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America under the spiritual leadership of our local Metropolitan (Bishop), Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta. We are a parish of about 90 families from a mix of cultural backgrounds, yet united in our Orthodox Christian faith, which has been handed down to us from generation to generation from Christ and His Disciples!
Our Hierarchial Leadership
His Holiness, BARTHOLOMEW, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch
His Eminence, ELPIDOPHOROS, Archbishop of America
His Eminence, ALEXIOS, Metropolitan of Atlanta
His Grace, Bishop SEVASTIANOS of Zela
Our Parish Priest
Fr. Theodore is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, born on September 29th, 1982. He is a 2015 graduate of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts, was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by His Eminence Metropolitan ALEXIOS on January 17, 2015, to the Holy Priesthood on March 15, 2015, and served as the Assistant Priest at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Charlotte, North Carolina for three years before being assigned as the Priest at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Macon in June of 2018. He and his wife, Presvytera Stacey, have been married since January 2010 and they are blessed to have two sons, Joachim and Basil. They are overjoyed to be serving this wonderful and loving community!
Message from Father Theodore
Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Welcome to the website of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church!
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another
in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
As Orthodox Christians, our lives are fixed upon our loving God and His Holy Church. This means committing our lives to Him not just one day a week, but all the time through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. In our commitment and love for our Creator, who humbled Himself to become man for our salvation, we gather together to worship Him as St. Paul instructed to the Colossians and as Orthodox Christians have done for over 2,000 years! In this way, we grow in communion with Him, with one another, with all of creation, which is what God desires for us: “that they all may be one.” (John 17:21)
We invite you to join us on Sunday mornings for the Orthros (Matins) service at 9:15 am, followed by the Divine Liturgy at 10:30am. After the Liturgy, we normally have fellowship in our historical Victorian house next to the Church with coffee and refreshments where we can share our lives with one another in Christian fellowship!
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions regarding the Orthodox Christian faith, Holy Cross Church, or any prayer requests you may have. May God bless you always!
In Christ’s love and service,
The Parish Council consists of the Priest, and a number of elected lay members determined by the Parish by-laws. These members are responsible to the Parish Assembly and to the Diocesan Bishop for conducting all Parish affairs in keeping with the aims and purposes as herein before set forth. The Parish Council shall be deemed to mean also Board of Trustees or Board of Directors when such designations are required by local statute. Their sole purpose is to work together with the priest in fulfilling the needs of the parish. Elections are held annually at the end of each year. The Parish Council meets once a month. If you would like to contact any member on the parish council, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Council Members
President: Natalia Saratsiotis
Vice President: Gray Yates
Treasurer: Maria McCluskey
Assistant Treasurer: John Apostolou (not pictured)
Secretary: Charles Glotzbach
Assistant Secretary: Sarah Drakopoulos
Member-at-Large: Melanie Moye