Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 6/30/2016

Synaxis of the Twelve Holy Apostles: Peter, Andrew, James & John the sons of Zebedee, Phillip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Jude the brother of James, Simon & Matthias
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Welcome to the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council

"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)

Winter 2015 Issue of The Presbyter now online

(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.

APC Adopts New Vision and Mission Statements

(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."

Officers for 2014-2016 Term

The 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 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 Archdiocesan Presbyters Council
The Rev. Father John Touloumes, President
Holy Trinity Church, 985 Providence Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
412-366-8700 - Office  |  412-366-8710 - Fax  | apc@mail.goarch.org

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