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"Brothers who love and serve one another."
The mission of the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council is to serve the clergy of the Archdiocese by supporting our priests through spiritual growth, educational development and personal wellness. This mission is accomplished through retreats, continuing education, brother-to-brother outreach, ministry development, clergy family care and benevolence.
"The soul of a priest ought to blaze like a light illuminating the world."
- St. John Chrysostom (350-407 AD)
(December 30, 2015) The Archdiocesan Presbyters Council is pleased to announce the release of the latest issue of its official publication, The Presbyter, in an all-digital online format. Filled with substantitive and thought-provoking articles from respected Church sources, it is now available in both PDF and Adobe Online Publishing format. Information on its contents and download instructions can be found in The Presbyter page.
(October 15, 2014) At its recent Fall meeting, the newly-elected representatives of the APC undertook the challenge of re-focusing the work of this ministry to meet the needs of our brother clergy today and their ministry in the Church. To that end, the following two statements have been adopted to form the core of the work and focus of the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council:
Our Vision: “Brothers who love and serve one another.”
Our Mission: "The mission of the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council is to serve the clergy of the Archdiocese by supporting our priests through spiritual growth, educational development and personal wellness. This mission is accomplished through retreats, continuing education, brother-to-brother outreach, ministry development, clergy family care and benevolence."
The newly-elected representatives of the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council from each Metropolis and the Archdiocesan District met during the 42nd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress in Philadelphia for the first meeting of the 2014-2016 term and elected new officers. They are:
- President: Rev. Fr John Touloumes
- Vice-President: Rev. Fr. Louis Noplos
- Treasurer: Rev. Fr. Basil Gikas
- Secretary: Rev. Fr. Dean Panagos
- Past President/Advisor: Rev. Fr. Nicholas Anctil
The 2014 National Clergy Family Dinner was held on Tuesday, July 8 at as part of the Archdiocesan Clergy-Laity Congress. Pictured below are the clergy families along with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos and the Patriarchal Representatives, His Eminence Metropolitan Stefanos and His Eminence Metropolitan Athenagoras.
Photographs for new official Archdiocese of America Clergy ID cards were taken at the CLergy-Laity Congress in Philadephia at the National Clergy Breakfast. The cards will be prepared free of charge and mailed to participating clergy in the near future.
The Archdiocesan Presbyters Council
The Rev. Father John Touloumes, President
Holy Trinity Church, 985 Providence Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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