Rev. Fr. Nicholas Lanzourakis
Fr. Nicholas Lanzourakis was raised in the Chicago area and attended as well as participated in the ministries of Holy Taxiarhai and St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church in Niles, IL. He was a student at DePaul University in Chicago, IL and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies in 2012. During this time, he served at various camp and ministries at the Parish, Metropolis, and Archdiocesan level including Ionian Village, Fanari Camp of the Metropolis of Chicago, and St. Nicholas Camp of the Metropolis of San Francisco. He also served as Vice President and helped to successfully restart after a long hiatus the Orthodox Christian Fellowship ministry of DePaul. In addition, he worked as a football/basketball referee and facility supervisor as well as a reading and homework tutor at various Chicago Public Schools.
Following his time at DePaul he was given the blessing to attend Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and earned his Masters of Divinity in 2015. During his time at Holy Cross he served as a Sonia Belcher Ambassador and facilitated retreats at various Parish and Metropolis Events in the Archdiocese. He also served as a Domestikos in the Holy Cross Chapel worship services, as a referee of intermural sports, and assisted in the Holy Cross Bookstore. In his second year he was assigned to Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Cambridge, MA.
Upon graduating, he served as a Pastoral Assistant at the Metropolitan Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Theologian in Tenafly, NJ. In this role he assisted in the day to day operations of the Cathedral, youth ministry, as well as Metropolis sponsored events. Specifically, he led the HOPE/JOY ministry and held GOYA retreats and meetings at the Parish as well as District level. He also conducted classes for boy/girl scouts who sought to earn religious medals. He managed the sacramental registry, parish calendar, parish bulletin, as well as kept the community informed through periodic e-mail communications. Fr. Nicholas assisted in pastoral visitations, bible study, senior ministry, and also conducted wedding rehearsals. He particularly enjoyed facilitating positive experiences for youth as well as collaborating with other volunteers and young adults to provide successful ministries.
On May 7th, 2017 he was married to Eleni Klironomos at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England and relocated to the Boston area. During this time, he has assisted the Annunciation Cathedral and the Metropolis of Boston directly. Fr. Nicholas was also a member of the 2018 Clergy-Laity Host Committee and served in the Hierarchical Liturgy, assisted with the arrival/departure of Hierarchs, as well as helped to coordinate transportation for clergy and volunteers.
Fr. Nicholas and Presvytera Eleni have two young sons, Polydoros and Konstantinos. They continue to enjoy all the blessings within the Church of the Annunciation Family.