Parish Clergy

Fr. Luke A. Veronis, Presiding Priest

Cellular: 774-230-6985
Email: frlukeveronis@gmail.com

Fr. Luke A. Veronis and his wife Presbytera Faith have served Sts. Constantine and Helen Church since December 2004. They have witnessed a wonderful turnaround of this parish, which has grown from 90 families in 2005 to presently 180 families.

Fr. Luke also serves as the Director for the Missions Institute of Orthodoxy Christianity, which is located at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and teaches as an Adjunct Instructor at both Holy Cross and Hellenic College. He taught for four years at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in NY (2005-2008), and has guest lectured at St. Herman’s Seminary in Kodiak, Alaska. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) in St. Augustine, FL, and the Overseas Ministries Study Center (OMSC) in New Haven, CT. 

Fr. Luke has been involved in the Orthodox Church’s missionary movement since 1987. Together with his wife Presbytera Faith, he served as a long-term cross-cultural missionary in Albania for ten and a half years (1994-2004), and as a short-term missionary in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana for eighteen months (1987-91). Since 2010, he teaches a summer class entitled "The Missiology of Archbishop Anastasios (Yannoulatos) of Albania," where he takes 12 students each year from various Orthodox theological schools or seminaries to Albania for two weeks. He has led four short-term mission teams from Sts. Constantine and Helen Church to work with Project Mexico in building homes for the desperately poor in Tijuana, Mexico.

His published books include Go Forth: A Journal of Missions and Resurrection in Albania (2010) Lynette’s Hope: The Witness of Lynette Katherine Hoppe’s Life and Death (2008) and Missionaries, Monks, and Martyrs: Making Disciples of All Nations (1994).          

Fr. Luke graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of World Mission (ThM in Missiology) in 1993, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (MDiv with Highest Distinction) in 1992 and Pennsylvania State University (BS in Secondary Education/Mathematics) in 1987.

Fr. Luke and Presbytera Faith have been married since 1994, and have four children - Paul, Theodora, Panayiota and Nicholas.

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May 01, 2019 -
Living in the joy of Christ’s victory over death is a central theme during this Paschal season, the 40 days between Jesus’ Resurrection and His Ascension into heaven. In fact, though, living in the joy of the Lord is fundamental to our Christian life each and every day, not only for 40 days.

 

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We need to realize that whenever we turn to God for help, He is the Great Physician of our bodies and souls and minds. He is interested not simply in some type of physical healing, but in a complete healing that leads to a radically new life, a life that will lead into an eternal relationship with Him.

 

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When one is dying, typically the final words of a dying person are among the most cherished. They often will give you a unique perspective into what the dying person values, and what he most wants to pass on as his/her legacy.

 

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