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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Monthly Bulletin
Monthly Message
November 30, 2017 -
Christmas celebrates the moment in history when God acted in a particular and unique fashion. He decided to show His love by coming on earth as a human being, and revealing to the world what true humanity is all about. He incarnated divine agape love so that the world could better understand what true love means. And not only did he show the world what true humanity is, He offered His Spirit to live and dwell within us to help us. Christ came to renew that likeness of God within us which we had lost long ago!

 

Recent Sermons
December 10, 2017 -
The secular Christmas Spirit and the religious Christmas Spirit. Two different ways of approaching Christmas, and yet maybe both have something to help us prepare for this great feast of the Church.

 

November 20, 2017 -
Fr Luke asked me to speak about “What God and the Church mean to me and why I give back to the Church.” We know WHY we are here – we come to encounter God, to pray, to ask forgiveness, to seek spiritual guidance and inspiration, and for so many other things. But do we know WHAT we are supposed to do as followers of Jesus Christ?

 

Our Orthodox Faith
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The Life and Death of Lynette Hoppe
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