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St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church

became a congregation in 1931.  In 1932, the church was named in honor of Saint Vasilios, a name given by Mr. William Vellis, the largest benefactor of the church at that time.  St. Basil’s is not only a religious congregation, but also a cultural Greek center for all the Greek immigrant families of Troy and surrounding areas.

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Father Emmanuel

Father Emmanuel E. Mantzouris came to our church community here in Troy, NY in November 1983.  Previous to his assignment here, he served as second priest at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Rochester, New York, alongside Fr. Basil Kissal, for one year.
 
Father Emmanuel attended Hellenic College and Holy Cross School of Theology in Brookline, MA, after spending one year as a biological science major at the University of Maryland.  After finishing his studies and receiving his Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Religion from Hellenic College, he attended Holy Cross School of Theology.  During his last year in the Masters program, he was ordained a Deacon through the hand of the late Bishop Gerasimos of Abydos, on November 29, 1981.  After receiving his Masters degree in Theology, he went to Greece for five months as part of the Ionian Village Camp Program and as a pilgrimage to Mount Athos and other holy places.  Returning from Greece, he was ordained a priest through the hand of the late Archbishop Iakovos, on November 21, 1982, and took his first assignment to Rochester, NY.
 
In addition to his sacramental and pastoral duties to our parish, Father Emmanuel has served since January 1990 as the Greek Orthodox Chaplain for the New York State Department of Correctional Services.  He travels extensively to the state correctional facilities located throughout New York State in order to monitor the presence and movement of Orthodox Christians throughout the system.  He engages other Orthodox Christian priests from all jurisdictions in this sacred ministry.  Presently, he is also active with other representatives of the Orthodox Christian jurisdictions in a national prison ministry for the greater Orthodox Christian community under the omoforion of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in America (SCOBA).

Church Founders in 1932


Parish Priests since 1932

  1. Fr. Athanasios Kaisaris (1931-1932)
  2. Fr. Spathis (1933-1936)
  3. Fr. Chrysostomos Hatzipappas (1936-1939)
  4. Fr. Anastasios Patrikas (1939-1946)
  5. Fr. D. Tsekouras
  6. Fr. Panagiotis Anastasiou (1946-1947)
  7. Fr. K. Petrobas (1947-1951)
  8. Fr. Antonios N. Papadopoulos
  9. Fr. John Psallis
  10. Fr. Theodosios Sideris
  11. Fr. Kallistos Hatzilamprou 1955-1956)
  12. Fr. Gennadios Papademetriou (1956-1958)
  13. Fr. Demetrios Papachristou
  14. Fr. Timotheos Pantelakos (1958-1964)
  15. Fr. Peter D. Costarakis (1965-1977)
  16. Fr. Constantine Mangos (1978-1982)
  17. Fr. Peter Daratsos (1982)
  18. Fr. Emmanuel E. Mantzouris (1983-present)

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Despina N. Brosnihan

Janet Alber

Stephen Bobarakis

Paula Cervini

Maria I. Ginter

Mike Krumpholz

Michael Papadopoulos

Philip Sells

Florence Suraci


Parish Officers

Pastor

Rev. Presbyter
Emmanuel E. Mantzouris  

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Altar Boys


Treasurer Philip Sells


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Pledge Secretary Paula L. Cervini


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Memorial Fund Phyllis Stark

Choir Director Alexander T. Dogias


Organist


Sunday School Coordinator George Dalakos dalakos@aol.com
Sunday School Teachers
George Dalakos
Joanne Dalakos
Krista Lewandusky
Lisa McCarthy
Susan Phillips


Philoptochos Robin Vasil

Nia Cholakis

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AHEPA Steve Bobarakis

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Youth Dance Group Lisa Tompkins

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Festival Committee Chairs
Ron Brosnihan
Peter Dafniotis

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Building Committee Peter Dafniotis
Mike Krumpholz

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Church Cleaning Elena Purritano
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Orthodox Herald Maria Ginter
Despina Brosnihan

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despinanicholas@hotmail.com
Makaries Vicki Dafniotis
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Pontos Society Tess Chenes

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