Father Athanasios Felactu
Father Athanasios was born in Torrance, California and grew up attending Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox church in Redondo Beach. He served as an acolyte to his nouno, Rev. Father Fred Fotion, of blessed memory, and also participated in the Oratorical Festival, Basketball, Greek dance program, and GOYA. As an adult, he became a youth advisor and served as a member of the Parish Council.
Father Tom attended and graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business. After graduation, he joined the family business and became a successful Executive Recruiter.
Father Tom enrolled at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Boston, MA, graduating with a Master of Divinity degree in 2016. Father Athanasios has two children: Odysseas “Ody” (born September 18, 2009) and Sophia (born December 14, 2011).
Father Tom was ordained a Deacon on April 30, 2017 at Saint Katherine Church in Redondo Beach, CA and a Priest on May 28, 2017 at Holy Cross Church in Belmont, CA where he was appointed Assistant Priest. He served the community at Holy Cross for four years where he cultivated relationships with the people and gained experience with the diverse ministries and programs of the parish.
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