Rev. Fr. Peter Day


Fr. Peter Day was born in Wilton, New Hampshire, where he lived with his parents, three brothers, and one sister until leaving for college. My years in Wilton were spent with school, church, and civic activities, such as high school band and chorus, Sunday School, and church fellowship groups, Boy Scouts and 4-H. His first jobs were picking fruit, stacking hay, and doing other support activities in local farms. As a teenager, he worked in the local grocery store and as projectionist for the drive-in movie theater in the next town over. His free time was spent on musical activities, playing in a band and in a drum and bugle corp. While studying at the University of New Hampshire, he met Presvytera Anthe, whom he married at St. George Cathedral in Manchester, New Hampshire.

After finishing graduate studies in Music History and Theory at Rutgers University, he taught Music and Classical Guitar at three campuses of the University System of New Hampshire. When his family was blessed with children, he took employment in the automotive support industry as machinist, moldmaker, CNC programmer, and CAD/CAM support specialist. Presvytera Anthe (née Labanaris) was born in Pentalofos, Kozani, Greece, and came to the United States with her family at the age of six. Presvytera is retired as Professor of English at the Manchester Community College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Presvytera's passion is helping people. In addition to teaching, she has been an advocate for the minority and immigrant communities, serving on the executive board of the New Hampshire Minority Health Coalition and coordinating the training of displaced workers through the Manchester NH WORKS JacPac Assistance Center. She was one of the founding members of PeopleFest, a multicultural festival held in Manchester, NH. At our parishes, Presvytera Anthe has devoted her time in helping with various parish ministries, including managing the bookstore, chanting, Religious Education (Youth and Adult), and fellowship activities. Fr. Peter and Presvytera Anthe have two children, Andrea and Michael. Their daughter Andrea lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband Sami Matar, and their son Alexander. Father and Presvytera’s son, Michael, lives in Swanzey, New Hampshire with his wife Tiffany and their children, Brianna and Dana.

During his tenure as the pastor of Holy Trinity in Roanoke, VA, they completed a major iconography project. Father was the spiritual advisor for the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) chapters in three cities in Virginia: Blacksburg (Virginia Tech.); Lexington (Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee); and Roanoke (Roanoke College and Hollins University), and Bates College in Lewiston, ME. Father Peter served as the Proistamenos of the Holy Trinity Parish in Lewiston, ME up until 2018. Father Peter now resides in Manchester, NH and serves different parishes of the Metropolis of Boston on an as need basis. On Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the Saint George Chapel of the Saint Methodios Faith and Heritage Center His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios elevated Fr. Peter to the office of Oikonomos.